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That Evening SunHal Holbrook was born to play sly, cantankerous rascals. In the likably dawdling Southern heart-tugger That Evening Sun, he's Abner...That Evening SunDramaPT109MPG-13Hal Holbrook was born to play sly, cantankerous rascals. In the likably dawdling Southern heart-tugger That Evening Sun, he's Abner...2009-11-06Mia WasikowskaFreestyle Releasing
Barry Corbin, Hal Holbrook, ... | GRUMPY OLD MEN Hal Holbrook and Barry Corbin in That Evening Sun

GRUMPY OLD MEN Hal Holbrook and Barry Corbin in That Evening Sun (Cooper Dunn)

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That Evening Sun

Genre: Drama; Starring: Hal Holbrook, Raymond McKinnon, Mia Wasikowska; Director: Scott Teems; Author: Scott Teems; Runtime (in minutes): 109; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Freestyle Releasing

Hal Holbrook was born to play sly, cantankerous rascals. In the likably dawdling Southern heart-tugger That Evening Sun, he’s Abner Meecham, a crusty old retired Tennessee farmer who breaks out of a nursing home to return to his land — only to discover that it’s been leased to a vicious drunken ne’er-do-well (Raymond McKinnon). Abner moves into the property’s tenant shack and refuses to leave, setting off a battle of wills that’s really an elegy for his own lost dreams. Holbrook makes Abner a shining-eyed, noble crank — a fellow who would rather die than fade away. B

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Originally posted November 6 2009 — 12:00 AM EST

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