The Greatest

{4.5/5} “Our senior year I took piano, and he had soccer, so we would pass each other every day after school in the exact same spot. And it became something I looked forward to. So much so that I could tell you all the days that he was absent because those were the days I was disappointed. And sometimes he would look at me, sometimes he would turn away, and sometimes it would be so intense that we would start looking at each other from the very beginning of the steps.”

Bennett, a young man in love with Rose, is killed in a car accident. His family is devastated. Allen, his father, can’t sleep, and Grace, his mother, cries every time she wakes up. Allen is a math professor and tries to throw himself into his work. Grace tries to find out every little detail she can about the accident, and hopes to talk to the driver of the other car when he wakes up from a coma. Rose shows up on Allen and Grace’s doorstep with surprising news — she’s pregnant.

The Greatest was released in 2009.

It’s about dealing with unimaginable tragedy in different ways.

Much of it is pretty sad — you’ll believe the grief that the characters are suffering.

It’s an amazing movie — Brosnan, Sarandon, and Mulligan are tremendous as always.

Pierce Brosnan (The Ghost Writer) plays Allen and Susan Sarandon (Cloud Atlas) plays Grace. Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go) plays Rose and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Savages) plays Bennett. Johnny Simmons (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) plays Ryan, Bennett’s brother.

The movie was directed by Shana Feste (Country Strong).

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