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An Unfinished Life

For almost a decade Einar Gilkyson (Robert Redford) has blamed his daughter-in-law (Jennifer Lopez) for his son's untimely death. So when she unexpectedly shows up on the hardened rancher's doorstep, softening his heart is going to take at least a new granddaughter (Becca Gardner), an old friend (Morgan Freeman) and some gnawing from an angry bear. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release: 08 Sep 2005
Video Release: 10 Apr 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Home Video Extra Features

Complete your understanding of An Unfinished Life by listening to the commentary by the director, producer and editor found on the DVD release of this Miramax film. Other bonuses include a making-of featurette, some background information about Training Bart the Bear, and a still gallery. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French, with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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