Nobody's Fool

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"Everybody loves somebody, somehow."
  • PG-13
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 5.4  (894)

Nobody's Fool is a 1986 drama film that follows three siblings who are reunited after their father's death. The film stars Rosanna Arquette as Cassie, Eric Roberts as Phillip, and Mare Winningham as Samantha. Cassie, a restless wanderer, returns to her hometown of Webster, New York after receiving news of her father's death. She is reunited with her brother Phillip, who has taken over the family business, and her sister Samantha, who is married with children. While Cassie initially plans to leave town soon after the funeral, she gets drawn into the lives of her siblings and their families.

As the siblings navigate their grief and try to come to terms with their complicated family dynamics, old wounds are reopened and secrets are revealed. Cassie discovers that Phillip is in debt and on the verge of losing the family business, while Samantha is struggling with balancing her family life with her dreams of becoming a writer.

As the siblings try to support each other and find their own paths forward, they also grapple with the legacy of their father, a successful businessman who was distant and uninvolved in their lives. Through their interactions with each other and the people in their community, they begin to unravel the complex web of relationships that make up their family history.

The film is a poignant exploration of family, love, and loss, with nuanced performances from the lead actors. Rosanna Arquette is particularly captivating as the free-spirited Cassie, who brings a sense of energy and spontaneity to the film. Eric Roberts delivers a powerful performance as Phillip, whose struggles with debt and addiction add a layer of depth to the story. Mare Winningham's portrayal of Samantha is also nuanced and heartfelt, as she tries to balance her own desires with her responsibilities to her family.

Directed by Evelyn Purcell and written by Carol Sobieski, Nobody's Fool is a thoughtful and emotional drama that will resonate with anyone who has ever grappled with family relationships and the legacy of the past. With its authentic portrayal of small-town life and strong performances from its cast, the film is a timeless exploration of the human experience.

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    5.4  (894)