The Accidental Tourist

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  • PG
  • 1988
  • 2 hr 1 min
  • 6.7  (17,128)
  • 53

William Hurt stars as Macon Leary, a travel writer who is struggling to cope with the death of his young son. His wife Sarah (Kathleen Turner) leaves him, and he becomes increasingly withdrawn and isolated. He finds solace in his work, writing guidebooks for businessmen who want to travel as efficiently as possible, but little else seems to bring him any joy.

One day, Macon meets Muriel Pritchett (Geena Davis) in a veterinary clinic. Muriel is a quirky dog trainer who is obsessed with Macon's books. She's also recovering from a recent divorce and is struggling to make ends meet. Despite their differences, Macon hires Muriel to train his unruly dog, and they begin an unexpected relationship.

As the two spend more time together, Macon starts to come out of his shell. He begins to see the world in a different way and starts to connect with people again. He even starts to fall in love with Muriel, something he never thought was possible after his son's death.

But things aren't easy for Macon and Muriel. Sarah wants to reconcile with Macon, and he's torn between his feelings for Muriel and his loyalty to his ex-wife. Muriel is also struggling to deal with her past and her own insecurities. The two must decide whether they can make a life together, despite the challenges they face.

The Accidental Tourist is a touching and poignant film that explores grief, love, and human connection. William Hurt gives a powerful performance as Macon, capturing the character's pain and vulnerability with subtlety and nuance. Geena Davis steals the show as Muriel, bringing warmth, humor, and heart to the role.

The film is also visually stunning, with lush cinematography that captures the beauty of Baltimore, where the story takes place. The music is another highlight, with a score that perfectly complements the film's emotional tone.

Directed by Lawrence Kasdan and based on the novel by Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist is a timeless classic that explores the complexities of the human experience. It's a film that will linger with you long after the credits roll, and one that's worth revisiting again and again.

The Accidental Tourist is a 1988 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 1 minute. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 53.

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