Ordinary People (1980)

7.0 / Rated by 1 people

Drama
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124 min.
Plot  The Jarretts are an upper-middle-class family in suburban Chicago trying to return to normal life after the death of one teenage son and the attempted suicide of their surviving son, Conrad (Timothy Hutton). Conrad has recently returned home from a four-month stay in a psychiatric hospital. He feels alienated from his friends and family and begins seeing a psychiatrist, Dr. Berger (Judd Hirsch). Berger learns that Conrad was involved in a sailing accident in which his older brother, Buck, whom everyone idolized, died. Conrad now deals with post-traumatic stress disorder and survivor's guilt.

Conrad's father, Calvin (Donald Sutherland), awkwardly tries to connect with his surviving son and understand his wife. Conrad's mother, Beth (Mary Tyler Moore), denies her loss, hoping to maintain her composure and restore her family to what it once was. She appears to have loved her older son more (though perhaps more what he represented), and because of the suicide attempt, has grown co...
  

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Donald Sutherland
Calvin Jarrett
Mary Tyler Moore
Beth Jarrett
Timothy Hutton
Conrad Jarrett
Judd Hirsch
Dr. Tyrone C. Berger
Elizabeth McGovern
Jeannine Pratt
M. Emmet Walsh
Coach Salan
Fredric Lehne
Joe Lazenby
Meg Mundy
Grandmother
Adam Baldwin
Kevin Stillman

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Ordinary People
English Original Title

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Country

United States

Language

English

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