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Second Best (Movie - 1994)A middle-aged postmaster (William Hurt) in a small Welsh village, whose early experiences have constricted his adult life, adopts an 11-year-old boy ...Second Best (Movie - 1994)DramaPG-13A middle-aged postmaster (William Hurt) in a small Welsh village, whose early experiences have constricted his adult life, adopts an 11-year-old boy ...1994-10-21Warner Bros.
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Second Best (Movie - 1994)

Genre: Drama; Starring: Chris Cleary Miles, William Hurt; Director: Chris Menges; Author: David Cook; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Warner Bros.

A middle-aged postmaster (William Hurt) in a small Welsh village, whose early experiences have constricted his adult life, adopts an 11-year-old boy (Chris Cleary Miles) whose father is in jail and whose own psychological health has been wrecked at a tiny age. Hurt (why is he in the middle of a Welsh village?), in an odd reddish coif and bachelor-geek eyeglasses, turns in a studiously sensitive performance thick with Acting Technique. Miles, on the other hand, with no previous acting experience, is a natural. B-

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