The Hero – (Afternoon Movie)
A Movie in the Afternoon. Every Day.
Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus.
He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.
"Elliott's a master of understatement, and just watching him stare off into the distance, mulling mortality with a weathered cowboy stance, is true cinematic Zen."
"[Elliott] remains genuine and absorbing throughout. The supporting performances are right on target."
"Elliott does some of his finest work in one of the best movies in his career, a drama that feels like a biography."
Directed by Brett Haley
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