un gran bel film con un Peter Fonda protagonista, bravissimo, una storia che affonda nel Vietnam e arriva ai dolori di oggi.
bravi tutti gli attori e bravo Victor Nunez, che tira fuori un piccolo grande film.
da recuperare, senza alcun dubbio - Ismaele
Storia di affetti familiari negati. Storia di un ritorno. Ulee sbarca il lunario facendo l'apicoltore e deve badare alle nipoti (una adolescente e una ancora più piccola) visto che il figlio è in galera per una rapina, la nuora non si sa dove sia e le moglie(Penelope) è morta. La vita di Ulee scorre in una piatta routine quotidiana,chiuso in se stesso senza sentire il bisogno di vita sociale, fino a che riceve la telefonata da due amici del figlio che hanno trovato la nuora. La prende, drogata fino agli occhi promettendo che darà ai due il bottino della rapina di anni prima e che non era mai stato ritrovato. Con sorpresa finale…
…Nunez has a gift for finding the essence, the soul, of his actors; that's why Harris and Judd were so good, and why Peter Fonda here reveals a depth of talent we did not suspect. Nunez is attentive to the quiet in Fonda's nature, to the deeply buried anger, and to the intelligence. There is a situation late in this film that involves a gun, and the Fonda character handles it like a chessmaster, figuring out what the real threat is, and how his opponents will react. Raised on routine movies, we figure Ulee will grab for the gun. Ulee is smarter and deeper than that.
The scenes between Fonda and Richardson are charged with quiet tension. Obviously she likes him. He tells her he is no longer good at--well, getting along with people. She understands. What happens between them happens slowly and tactfully. And Nunez is just as careful in the way he introduces Ulee's profession. We learn something about bees, and a lot about beekeepers, but “Ulee's Gold” is not a documentary; all of the information is used in the story, especially in a scene where one of the granddaughters uses bees in a parable she tells her mother. Basically, it comes down to: You take care of them, and they'll take care of you.
…Nunez's script is thoughtful and intelligent, and it challenges his actors with fully-formed personalities for them to breathe life into (Peter Fonda, in fact, called Ulee "the best character I've ever read"). The highest compliment I can offer Ulee's Gold is that it plays more like real life than a movie. During the course of the film, we learn a little about the different grades of honey. And, just as the light golden Tupelo is in the top echelon, so too is Ulee's Gold.