The Hero

Photo courtesy of The Orchard


Past Event
$7.50 to$10.50

Location Info:

River Oaks Theatre
2009 W Gray St
Houston, TX  77019
It's only after three encounters, a night on molly, a blow-up argument, an impassioned recitation of Edna St. Vincent Millay's "First Fig," and some tender May-December -- late December -- sex that Sam Elliott's The Hero character can be bothered to ask what Laura Prepon's does for a living. Turns out she's a comedian, which means the plot of this latest maudlin study of a magnetic old fellow will concern his learning to accept that she's going to joke onstage about his septuagenarian balls. Learning to Accept could be the title of most of the films in this genre: Like Robert De Niro in The Comedian or Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart, Elliott plays an old salt out of time, alienated from his family, cranky and clueless about the world he's had the good fortune to thrive in.


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