UNSTRUNG HEROES Add To My Top 10
Release Date: September 15, 1995
Runtime: Approx. 90 minutes
Distributor: Hollywood Pictures
Director: Diane Keaton
Writer: Richard LaGravanese
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UNSTRUNG HEROES is Diane Keaton's second venture as a director (her first was an intriguing feature documentary called HEAVEN), but the movie feels as if she is a seasoned veteran. The production quality is first rate. The acting is excellent. Regrettably, the film suffers from theological relativism. When the uncles convince Steven to have his Bar Mitzvah, his father is totally against it because he doesn't believe in God. Yet, Steven's mother lets him do it, since she thinks it is good for him to believe in something and thinks it is best for a person to make up his own mind about what he believes. While there is merit in her position, it is regrettable that the characters make it seem like God is just a nice idea rather than the sovereign Lord of all. So, even though they learn to appreciate the value of each other, they don't learn to appreciate the value of their Maker.