Title: The Visitor
The Visitor is not a traditional holiday movie, or even a traditional love story, but it does celebrate family in a special, quiet way. The cross-cultural references and exchanges, enhanced by the vibrancy of New York City and drum circles made the film come alive for me. Richard Jenkins, as the main character, is perfect as an “everyman”. His empathy for the squatters in his city apartment really touched me. I think there is a lot we can learn about ourselves and each other from a film like this.
-Amy at Kentwood
Hailed as “one of the year’s most intriguing dramas” (Claudia Puig, USA TODAY), The Visitor stars Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) in a perfect performance (Lisa Schwarzbaum, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY) as Walter, a disaffected college professor who has been drifting aimlessly through his life. When, in a chance encounter on a trip into New York, Walter discovers a couple has taken up residence in his apartment in the city, he develops an unexpected and profound connection to them that will change his life forever. As challenges arise for his tenants, Walter finds himself compelled to help his new friends, and rediscovers a passion he thought he had lost long ago. The year’s first genuine must-see film” (Ann Hornaday, THE WASHINGTON POST) about rediscovering life’s rhythms in the most unexpected places