{5/5} “I never loved him the way that I love you.”

Sommersby, released in 1993

Jack Sommersby returns from the Civil War finally after 6 years. His wife Laurel had thought he was dead. Everyone is happy to see him back, except Orin who was courting Laurel. The farmland is all dried up from years of cotton, but Jack has an idea — he thinks they should grow tobacco. Jack is different from the way he used to be, but he’s still the same person — isn’t he?

This is one of the greatest romance movies.

Like the TV show Dark Matter, but in a very different setting, the story is about the question of whether you can decide to be a different person.

It’s based on a French movie The Return of Martin Guerre — which is based on a true story from the 16th century. The script was co-written by Nicholas Meyer (The Human Stain).

Stars Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman, and James Earl Jones. Directed by Jon Amiel (Copycat). The music by Danny Elfman is glorious.

This is the 3rd or 4th time I’ve seen it.

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