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Jack Lemmon's Oscar winning turn as an increasingly unsettled businessman facing an existential crisis is understated but powerful, completely embodying a lost soul to the dying American dream....
Harry Stoner (Jack Lemmon) has a lifestyle that from the outside, seems quite enviable, as he has a family, a lush home, and is able to afford many luxuries, but just under the surface, that life has started to erode. His once successful clothing business has fallen into hard times, struggling to remain profitable and thanks to some creative tax tricks, he might be on the wrong side of the IRS. He has a new line about to debut and he needs the fresh designs to sell, as the expenses of the lifestyle he provides for his family have spiraled out of control. As if those pressures weren’t enough, he keeps flashing back to his wartime experiences and is wrestling with how his life has turned out. Harry longs for how simple his life once was, so as his mind begins to buckle under the stress, he has some manic moments. As he goes through an important couple of days, can Harry hold himself, his family, and his business together and live to fight another day, or has he crossed a line he can never return from?
Jack Lemmon beat out Marlon Brando in The Last Tango in Paris, Jack Nicholson in The Last Detail, Al Pacino in Serpico and Robert Redford in The Sting for his performance..
Myra: “Are you okay? Do you want something?”
Harry Stoner: “Yes…I want that girl in a Cole Porter song. I wanna see Lena Horne at the Cotton Club – hear Billie Holiday sing “Fire and Mellow” – walk in that kind of rain that never washes perfume away. I wanna be in love with something – anything. Just the idea…a dog, a cat. Anything, just something…”