That Evening Sun 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… That Evening Sun 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… 2009-11-13 PG-13 PT109M Drama Hal Holbrook Raymond McKinnon Mia Wasikowska Freestyle Releasing
Movie Review

That Evening Sun (2009)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Barry Corbin, Hal Holbrook, ... | GRUMPY OLD MEN Hal Holbrook and Barry Corbin in That Evening Sun
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GRUMPY OLD MEN Hal Holbrook and Barry Corbin in That Evening Sun
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Nov 13, 2009; Rated: PG-13; Length: 109 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Hal Holbrook and Raymond McKinnon; 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 Nov 04, 2009 Published in issue #1075 Nov 13, 2009 Order article reprints