A nostalgic and sentimental fantasy (journey), based on the historical, and the political climate of the time.
An absolutely lovely, and well-cast movie. Almost Capra-esque, in the way this ordinary Joe, fights, for truth, justice, and the American way... and gets the girl, too.
Reminiscent of an actual post war movie THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946), where a returning soldier loses his arm in the war.
A touching swan song, for the gentle and endearing Martin Landau, who we lost in 2017.
Inspirational, and heartwarming, this is truly, Jim Carey's finest hour.
Peter Appleton is an ambitious young screenwriter working for HHS Studios during Hollywood's Golden Age, 1951 in particular. "Ashes to Ashes" is about to be released, and he's dating the attractive movie star, Sandra Sinclair. Just when everything seems to be going his way, it is discovered he (unwittingly) attended a Communist meeting during college when pulled there by his girlfriend at the time, and thus heavy suspicion settles over him and he'll have to stand before Congress. Afraid of what might happen if they don't, HHS cancels Appleton's contract and aborts the release date of the film. Appleton promptly begins to wallow in self-pity and spends nearly an entire night at a bar, then drives intoxicated through the streets of the California course until plummeting into a stormy river and getting knocked unconscious. Washing up on the beaches of a small town called Lawson. Although the people there are pleasant and likable, the town is depressed and lifeless due to having lost 62 ...
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