Share

Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

Ordinary People

Synopsis

Robert Redford's directorial debut ended up the 1980 Oscar winner for Best Picture. It is a simple but painfully emotional story of the disintegration of a "perfect" family. Teenager Conrad (Timothy Hutton) lives under a cloud of guilt after his brother drowns after their boat capsizes in Lake Michigan. Despite intensive therapy sessions with his psychiatrist (Judd Hirsch), Conrad can't shake the belief that he should have died instead of his brother; nor do his preoccupied parents (Donald Sutherland and...more

Other Critics

5.0

85 out of 100 Metascore®

Universal acclaim

Read reviews

For Families

14

OK for kids 14+

Read reviews

Advertisement