So far for 2017 "The Hero" is the best film that I've seen the storyseems real and it's a showcase of past reflection and how one can cometo terms with future fate even if it does appear to be tragic. And SamElliott gives maybe the best performance of his acting life as LeeHayden a past his prime and washed up western country film actor who'sbest days and work is behind him, as now Lee only does voice overs likebarbecue radio ads with his gravel deep baritone voice. Still he hopesfor a comeback.<br><br>Of late Lee's days are full of whiskey drinking and weed smoking and heonly has memories of his past glory. And his family life is strained ashe's divorced from his wife and wants to reconnect with his stubbornstrong headed daughter Lucy(Krsten Ritter). And life has dealt Leeanother bad deck keeping him behind the 8 ball as he's just got word ofterminal pancreatic cancer.<br><br>Lee's only current bright side is his meeting and one night stand withCharlotte(Laura Prepon)a crude and rude stand up comic, and Lee learnsthat love and relationships is like stormy waters that go up and down.Thru it all Lee is reflecting and coming to terms with the past ofmemories, old glory, and family and while facing the future fate of onelast sunset in front of his California beach home and the rollingwaves. Overall very good picture that is a showcase that one only hasreflection and memories toward the end proving that coming to termswith the past like family and love is important before one is facedwith a future morality. And Sam Elliott is my "Hero" clearly hisgreatest performance ever.
Comedy / Drama
Comedy / Drama
Lee Hayden is a veteran actor of Westerns whose career's best years are behind him after his one really great film, "The Hero." Now, scraping by with voice overs for commercials, Lee learns that he has a terminal prognosis of pancreatic cancer. Unable to bring himself to tell anyone about it, especially his estranged family, Lee can only brood alone as troubling, yet inspiring, dreams haunt him. Things change when he meets Charlotte Dylan, a stand-up comedian who becomes a lover who inadvertently jump-starts his public profile. Now facing a profound emotional conflict of having a potential career comeback even as his imminent death is staring him in the face, Lee must finally come to terms with both realities when he finally confesses his situation to the one person he can.
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