Six Weeks

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"In six weeks you can find memories to last a lifetime."
  • PG
  • 1982
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 5.6  (1,018)

Six Weeks is a 1982 drama movie directed by Tony Bill, starring the legendary Dudley Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, and Katherine Healy. The film follows the story of Charlotte Dreyfus (Mary Tyler Moore), a wealthy and successful music executive, who is forced to face the tragedy of her daughter, Nicole (Katherine Healy), who is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

After Nicole's diagnosis, Charlotte decides to take Nicole on a trip to the Alaskan wilderness to spend time with her before she passes away. Along with them on this journey is Dr. Leonard "Doc" Gumowitz (Dudley Moore), a pediatrics specialist, who is assigned to accompany and take care of Nicole on the trip.

As they leave Seattle and embark on their journey, they face various challenges such as bad weather, difficult terrains, and unexpected emotional outbursts from Nicole. As time passes, Doc and Charlotte begin to develop a connection and a sense of bond as they spend more time together.

Despite being set against the backdrop of Nicole's terminal illness, the film doesn't focus entirely on her sickness. Instead, it portrays the emotional journey of both the characters, Charlotte and Doc, as they come to terms with their past, their own mortality and find meaning in their lives through their relationship with Nicole.

Dudley Moore's portrayal of Doc impresses the audience with his gentle nature, kindness, and his ability to connect with Nicole, who gradually opens up to him, despite her initial reluctance. Mary Tyler Moore's character portrays a classic "difficult" mother, while Katherine Healy captures the essence of a sick teenager with remarkable skill, giving the audience an emotional rollercoaster ride throughout the movie.

The Alaskan wilderness is a character of its own in the movie. The harsh terrain and unpredictable weather become metaphorical to the emotional journey of the characters. As they navigate through the wilderness, they also expose various layers of their personalities and past experiences.

Notable is the atmosphere of the movie, which is often accompanied by a mellow piano tune that reflects the somber mood of the characters. The score highlights the melancholic journey of the characters, making the movie more powerful and poignant.

Six Weeks is a movie that showcases a mother's instinctual desire to protect her child and the efforts of a genuine professional to care for his patients. It's a heart-wrenching movie that speaks to the viewer on different levels, touching on themes of love, loss, acceptance, and, most importantly, life affirming experiences.

In conclusion, Six Weeks is a must-watch movie, especially for those who appreciate the craftsmanship of storytelling and the dynamics of human relationships. The performances of Dudley Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, and Katherine Healy, along with the picturesque Alaskan landscape, create an unforgettable experience that resonates with the audience long after the credits roll.

Six Weeks is a 1982 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

Six Weeks
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    1 hr 47 min
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    5.6  (1,018)