For Edith, life is pretty good. She's been a widow for some years now, but her children live locally and drop by regularly, and she enjoys daily visits from Phil, an old boyfriend who now lives across the road.
Phil dreams of marrying Edith, and the pair of them upping sticks and moving abroad to the sunshine. But after months of turning him down, on the happy day Edith finally says "yes", there's a knock on the door - and there on the step, with a large suitcase, is her 50 year old son Roger. He announces that he's left his wife, his kids and his good job at the bank, and come home in an attempt to find his lost happiness again. And in a blink, to Edith's dismay and Phil's fury, all dreams are on hold.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Hold the Sunset - The Sunset Limited (film) - Netflix
The Sunset Limited is a 2011 television film directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones. The film co-stars Samuel L. Jackson. It was the duo's second collaboration, after the 2000 film Rules of Engagement. The film was based on the play of the same name by Cormac McCarthy.
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The film received generally favorable reviews. The film holds a 67-out-of-100 score at the review aggregator website Metacritic, based on 15 reviews. Among those who praised the film are Verne Gay of Newsday, who called it “grim, but a chance to see two magnificent actors at the peak of their powers.” It currently holds no rating at the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, but the one review currently counted is by Mike Scott of The Times-Picayune, who called the film “A thinking man's drama that rolls deep, heavy thoughts around and around, trying to puzzle out where the truth lies. Or, indeed, if what we see as the truth is just that: a lie.”