The Guys.

The Guys. – movie review

Carin Gorrell

Originally showcased at the off-Broadway Flea Theater in New York City, “The Guys” was written in 2001 by journalist Anne Nelson and based on her experience of September 11. Now on the big screen, actress Sigourney Weaver, real-life wife of director Jim Simpson, plays the lead character, Joan, who is approached by Nick (Anthony LaPaglia), a fire captain, for help in writing eulogies for his lost men. Amidst the pair’s quiet, somber moments occur lighter, sincere interactions, offering brief levity and a reminder of laughter’s healing capabilities. A eulogy in and of itself, “The Guys” portrayal of overcoming grief may help moviegoers do the same. It premieres on March 28.

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