THE GUYS (2002) In telling the story of Joan (Sigourney Weaver), a Manhattan journalist who helps a fire captain (Anthony LaPaglia) compose eulogies for some of the eight… 2003-03-28 2002-12-13 PG Unrated PT88M Drama Anthony LaPaglia Sigourney Weaver Charlotte Simpson Jim Simpson Irene Walsh Focus Features
Movie Review

THE GUYS (2002)

MPAA Rating: Unrated, PG
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Mar 28, 2003; Limited Release: Dec 13, 2002; Rateds: PG, Unrated; Length: 88 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Anthony LaPaglia and Sigourney Weaver; Distributor: Focus Features

In telling the story of Joan (Sigourney Weaver), a Manhattan journalist who helps a fire captain (Anthony LaPaglia) compose eulogies for some of the eight men in his company who died on Sept. 11, playwright Anne Nelson drew on her own experiences. Her work, shaped here by director Jim Simp-son into a small, heartfelt film, was one of the first artistic responses to the tragedy, and it's ardent with a desire to mourn the dead and bond with the living. In the character of the journalist, however, a distracting narcissism often gets in the way of the honorable intentions.

Originally posted Apr 11, 2003 Published in issue #704 Apr 11, 2003 Order article reprints