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Story

This gentle story of friendship follows two city groundskeepers in a small town: a young ex-con named Paul (Liev Schreiber, The Daytrippers, A Walk on the Moon) with aspirations of holistic healing, and an old hand named Harold (Ned Beatty, Deliverance, Hear My Song) who's grappling with the illness of his son. There's no plot to speak of, just the slow rhythms of a developing friendship, captured with grace and nuance. In the wrong hands, Spring Forward could have been unbearably precious; but Beatty and Schreiber are both superb, giving their characters a wholeness that few movies take the time to allow. The supporting cast--including Campbell Scott (Big Night), Peri Gilpin (the TV series Frasier), and Ian Hart (Backbeat, The End of the Affair)--create deft character portraits that flesh out Paul and Harold's world. It's a sweet movie that deserves to find an audience. --Bret Fetzer

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Ned BeattyMurph
Liev SchreiberPaul
Campbell ScottFredrickson
Ian HartFran
Peri GilpinGeorgia
Bill RaymondDon Regan
Catherine KellnerDawn
Hallee HirshHope

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Tom Gilroy
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 110 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 2000
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 4, 2003
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