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Flying Lessons (2010)

R | | Drama | 4 February 2010 (USA)
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With her life at a crossroads, 25 year old Sophie Conway returns home to the small town she always wanted to forget. Once home, she is faced with the friends and lovers she left behind, a tangled relationship with her Mother, and Harry Pleasant, an Alzheimer's Disease patient who, in an opposing way, shares Sophie's struggle to remember.

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Derek Magyar

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Thomas Kuehl
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cary Elwes ... Steven Jennings
Maggie Grace ... Sophie Conway
Nikki Deloach ... Mila
Joanna Cassidy ... Totty Kuspert
Christine Lahti ... Caroline Conway
Jonathan Tucker ... Billy
Hal Holbrook ... Harry Pleasant
Rick Gonzalez ... Benji
Ian Anthony Dale ... Lance
Michael O'Neill ... Chief Dobbs
Maggie Castle ... Shelly
Alyssa de Boisblanc ... Annie
Mickey Meyer ... Teen Punk 2
Jillian Greene Jillian Greene ... Little Girl
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With her life at a crossroads, 25 year old Sophie Conway returns home to the small town she always wanted to forget. Once home, she is faced with the friends and lovers she left behind, a tangled relationship with her Mother, and Harry Pleasant, an Alzheimer's Disease patient who, in an opposing way, shares Sophie's struggle to remember.

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Rated R for language and some sexual content

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fájó emlékek See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Written by Jesse Glick
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A sappy stinker of a movie
31 March 2016 | by pariszoneSee all my reviews

I rarely would give 1 out of 10 to any movie but this one barely makes a 1.

Deadly slow moving, overly sappy and sentimental with unlikable characters, with the possible exception of Hal Holbrook's character "Harry Pleasant". Sophie Conway (Maggie Grace of "taken" fame) plays a snotty little self-centered disrespectful brat. Her character's mother was equally as snotty and self centered who is dating a disgustingly poor excuse for a man. Sophie's main love interest (there were more than one) was a one-dimensional dull wimp.

In other words, it's difficult to like a movie when there's not one likable character in the bunch (other than Harry Pleasant).

The plot (if you can call it that) was so slow and plodding, just making it to the end without falling asleep was a challenge.

This was apparently a made-for-TV or a Direct-to-DVD production, not even worthy of its own hyper-link on Maggie Grace's Wikipedia filmography page. (Speaking of whom, Ms. Grace is a "one trick pony" and plays essentially the same character in any movie she is in. She did not disappoint this time around in that respect.)

No spoiler alert here, other than this movie was a real stinker.


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