An Unfinished Life (2004)
108 mins
Camryn Manheim, Jennifer Lopez, Josh Lucas, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford
Lasse Hallstrom
United States
Still in shock from his only son’s death a decade ago, Einar (Robert Redford) has let his ranch fall into ruin along with his marriage. Now, Einar spends his days caring for his hired handyman and last trusted friend, Mitch (Morgan Freeman), who was gravely injured in an encounter with a grizzly bear. Einar intends to live out his days in this heartbroken solitude until the very person he blames for his son’s accident comes to town: his daughter-in-law Jean (Jennifer Lopez). Jean shows up broke, on the run with a girl named Griff (Becca Gardner), who she swears is the granddaughter Einar never knew he had. Suddenly, Einar’s quiet life is turned upside down as anger and accusations resurface. But slowly, miraculously, 11 year-old Griff’s curiosity about Western life, and her longing for a family and a father figure, begin to chip away at the stone that has become Einar’s heart opening up the way for unexpected connection, adventure, mercy and true reunion....more