Ordinary People (1980)

Ordinary People (1980)

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Winner of a slew of Oscars and Golden Globes (including Best Picture at both), Ordinary People explores the dynamics of a family after losing a loved one. More

Tormented by guilt following the death of his older brother, Buck, alienated teenager Conrad Jarrett (Timothy Hutton) attempts suicide. Following an extended stay in a psychiatric hospital, Conrad tries to reconnect with his bitter mother, Beth (Mary Tyler Moore) and his emotionally wounded father, Calvin (Donald Sutherland), with the help of his psychiatrist, Dr. Berger (Judd Hirsch).

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1980Rating: M124 minsUSA
Drama

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Ordinary People (1980) | Awards

Award Winner
Winner of Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Hutton), Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, 1981 Academy Awards; winner of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Tyler Moore), Best Supporting Actor (Hutton) and Best New Star (Hutton) at the 1981 Golden Globes.

Ordinary People (1980) | Reviews

Variety

Variety

A powerfully intimate domestic drama.

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Time Out

Time Out

An actors' movie and an advert for therapy, extremely bitter, but handsomely directed in its elegant pretentiousness.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A moving, intelligent and funny film about disasters that are commonplace to everyone except the people who experience them.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

An intelligent, perceptive, and deeply moving film.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Fully deserving of its many accolades.

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