Motion picture about a complicated author bout with depression adapted from Anne Tyler first best-seller. When Macon Leary [William Hurt] son tragically passed away, he withdraws himself from society and suffers the utmost pain that only a parent can understand. As he becomes somewhat of a burden to his much carefree wife Sarah [Kathleen Turner], who becomes frustrated by her husbands dreaded attitude. As a slow year passes by, Sarah decides to cope with her feelings towards her boringly stagnant husband the best way anyone can, she leaves him. Macon is now distraught as he fells his entire life is crumbling around him, he now enters a downward spiral as his depression enhances to prolonged grief. Enter Muriel Pritchett [Geena Davis], a charismatic young dog trainer who’s sort of a crazy upheaval in Macon programmed world, though she would comfort him and introduce love and friendship into his cold lifestyle. Lawrence Kasdan slow paced direction is brilliantly done, as he gives an accurate account of a well structured novel. William Hurt gives an exceptionally believable performance as he is easily considered to be one of the best actors in Hollywood at this time. Geena Davis would receive an Oscar for her supporting performance, though equally noted are Kathleen Turner and Bill Pullman, who plays an irritating friend to Macon.