From the tangles and confusions divorce and remarriage can cause - and from a wonderful ensemble of actors,(Jeff Bridges, Farrah Fawcett, Alice Krige, Drew Barrymore) Pakula creates a moving celebration of love and family - the second time around.
After his first marriage breaks up, New York psychiatrist Larry Livingston (Jeff Bridges) is about to try something even scarier: marriage #2. Alan J. Pakula wrote as well as directed this engaging slice of modern romance, using his own remarriage as an inspiration. Larry's second marriage carries lots of baggage from the past. He's still vulnerable to his ex (Farrah Fawcett), his new wife (Alice Krige) is temporarily overseas and all hell breaks loose at home. Yearning for attention, his stepdaughter (Drew Barrymore) has been jailed for shoplifting and his stepson (Lukas Haas), grieving for his deceased dad, has disappeared. From the tangles and confusions divorce and remarriage can cause - and from a wonderful ensemble of actors, Pakula creates a moving celebration of love - and family - the second time around.
SEE YOU IN THE MORNING is a sensitive drama that deals with the problems of new marital partnerships and the pressures put on children in these circumstances. Semi-autobiographical, based loosely on director Alan J. Pakula's private life, the film stars Jeff Bridges (TUCKER) and widow Alice Krige (Beth Goodwin) as his second wife. The children from both previous marriages are unhappy with their parents' new relationships, and both adults have to deal with their own pasts in order to move on. The cast includes Macaulay Culkin (HOME ALONE), Farrah Fawcett (CHARLIE'S ANGELS, EXTREMITIES) and Lukas Haas (WITNESS), who give earnest performances.
Psychiatrist Larry Livingston (Jeff Bridges) and his television actress wife Jo (Farrah Fawcett) have two children and an unsuccessful marriage. Three years after their divorce, Larry falls in love with a young widow, Beth Goodwin (Alice Krige) who is a talented photographer. The new couple discovers that their marriage will not be complete until they learn to relate to their children and step-children as well as understand their own pasts. SEE YOU IN THE MORNING is an emotional film, written by director Pakula, and based on semi-autobiographical material, of which themes are a departure from his main body of work of conspiracy dramas and suspense thrillers. The film shines a gentle light on the tangled relationships that result when families break up and form new units, and the growth both parents and children need to undergo to find a second chance at happiness.
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Theatrical Release: April 21, 1989.
Alan J. Pakula established himself as a producer before becoming a celebrated director. As well as directing and producing SEE YOU IN THE MORNING, it is also the only feature film project he wrote.
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