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The Sunset Limited

Summary. From IMDb: “Two men in an apartment with their opposing beliefs in this play by Cormac McCarthy. The black guy, a former convict who believes in God, just saved the white atheist professor from jumping in front of the express train. He won't let the depressed man leave, without following him, and feels he's in this situation for a reason, decided by God. An intense chamber play about belief or unbelief, and a conversation about what's true and important in life.”

Why I recommend this movie. Secular folks tend to think Easter is about bunnies and Easter eggs. Religious folks tend to think Easter is about going to church. I have a slightly different take. I think it is about life and death. It’s about one’s beliefs about life after death, the purpose of life, and whether we can ever know about such things. In this movie, one of our best authors, Cormac McCarthy, provides dialog delivered by two of our best actors, Samuel L. Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones, under Jones’ capable direction.  As one critic put it, “The viewpoints make this production powerful. McCarthy's created a script where both positions come with very valid arguments. The discussions ring with a truthfulness because of the stars' skillful acting.”


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