Unstrung Heroes (1995)

Los Angeles, circa 1960.  A young boy (Nathan Watt) is struggling to 
cope with his dying mother (a graceful Andie MacDowell), his distant  
inventor father (John Turturro), and two mentally ill uncles (Maury 
Chaykin and Michael "Cosmo Kramer" Richards).  The first dramatic 
feature directed by actress Diane Keaton didn't move me in the least, 
so I can't advise on the story's emotional core.  *I* didn't find it.  
Still, this is an admirably well-restrained weeper, with a polished 
period look that's easy on the teary eye.  From the memoirs by Franz 

Grade: C

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