Where There's a Will

2006

Comedy / Drama

69
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 207

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Christine Elise as Annie Clark
Frank Whaley as Richie Greene
Keith Carradine as Sherriff Clifford Laws
Marion Ross as Leslie Clyde Onstott
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85 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by michael28612 10 / 10 / 10

Loved It!

I absolutely adored this movie. It's a true, loving, fun-filled movie with a fantastic theme that gives you a different outlook on how to view your family. This movie reminded me of my relationship with my own grandmother who recently passed away and how I wished that I'd have had more time with her. It's absolutely adorable and I recommend everyone to watch it currently on the Hallmark Channel or maybe soon it will come to video. It'll make you laugh and make you cry, but will leave a smile on your face! :) Excellent....10/10

Reviewed by hsolaf 9 / 10 / 10

Swindler grandson wants to steal his Texas grandma's inheritance, yet ends up with riches he never expected.

This is a gem of a film, really well written, crafted and acted.Badasss swindler Richie Greene(Frank Whaley) is summoned to the small town of Harmony, Texas,by a young friend,Annie,(Christine Elise)of his unknown and rich grandma Lesley Ontott(Marion Ross)who wants to reconcile with her only relative and inheritor.Just in time, for Richie owes a gangster big time, and Harmony might be just the right place in which to disappear and maybe get the payback money from Gram's. It's like Oliver Twist going back to his rich grandparent's estate, but this Oliver is in his forties and totally corrupt.His mother, Lesley's daughter,was banished from Harmony when she eloped with Richie's no good pa, and she died when Rich was five. Like a rolling stone Rich has bounced around in no good fashion, and as much as Grandma and her village want to transform him into a Harmonious loving citizen, he can only plot on how quickly he can get the Grandma money and run. However, in this loving conspiracy,Rich is grossly underestimating Gram and her persuasive cohorts which include Annie,who quickly becomes a possible love interest, folksy hero Sheriff Clifford(Keith Carradine,lending his considerable appeal and celebrity status to the character), Gramma suitor and beau Wheeler(Paul Michelle, Marion Ross' real beau), and all of Harmony, dedicated to loving and protecting Grandma. Eventually, Richie surrenders, but not without putting up somewhat of a fight. Who can resist Marion Ross playing Grandma? She is a force of nature. The script(by Rex McGee) and direction(by John Putch) are flawless,but Marion Ross's radiant acting prowess breathes life and credibility to the role. At one point Richie, poignantly played by impressive actor and lead Frank Whaley,reverts during a tornado to his childhood fear of storms and abandonment. Grandma Ross lovingly gets into the bathtub with Whaley and tenderly consoles him. With lesser actors, this scene could have been potentially embarrassing,yet it becomes a delicate and moving turning point, a scene of cinematic beauty. At this point,the director(John Putch) counterpoints the storm scene with a flash showing the deadly gangster moving towards Harmony by car,in Richie's pursuit,thus using the storm to create more dread. The director is deft at using this kind of atmospheric resource in moving the story along. It's fun to look for all kinds of details the director uses to keep the creative momentum going,especially with the handsome cinematography,but I won't spoil the fun for you. Actors as good as these, especially Ross and Whalley, really deserve to have such careful direction, and perhaps this certainly helps them to give this kind of quality performance. Another great scene is when Mr. Whaley is forced to don surgical attire in order to hold his grandma's hand(her request) during an operation. Just as the good doctors are about to push a needle into Grandma's eye(it's a feast to watch Whaley's smirks), the screen blacks out, and cuts to a view of four anxious faces as observed from a viewer in a reclining position. Is it Grandma waking up after the operation?Nope. It's the grandson, who passed out during the operation.Standard, but cute and very funny. This is an ensemble, almost perfect effort, to make a film, and everyone who has a heart should have the pleasure of seeing it.The viewer is left with the impression that four of the good collaborators here should be a lot more appreciated than they are, Miss Ross, Mr. Whalley, Mr. Putch and the writer, Mr. Rex McGee. We would all be happier if they should strike again, with passion. It's no accident that these collaborators can work so well together, but they have also done good things separately. John Putch,actor as well as director, and just a few years older than Whaley also directed Whaley and Annabelle Gish in an award winning good film a few years back, The Pursuit of Happiness.Whaley's is memorable for Swimming with Sharks, a great movie about making movies, with the awesome Kevin Spacey and a budding Benicio del Toro. Marion Ross is famous for TV's Happy Days, but you must see this film to see that this great lady actor can act up a storm.She's iridescent and intensely appealing.Ross could easily challenge Shirley McLaine's acting in Terms of Endearment, (a similar Texas grandma role).Finally, the writer, Rex Mc Gee is a Texas boy who put in writing his love for his Texas village,with the same quality of feeling that Fellini showed for his town roots in Amarcord.McGee also worked as assistant to Billy Wilder, one of the great directors of all time.He put his baby in Putch's hands. No wonder this film turned out to be so good.

Reviewed by edwagreen 9 / 10 / 10

Where There's A Will... ****

Excellent film starring Marion Ross, as an ailing grandmother, and the grandson she finds, played quite well by Frank Whaley. Whaley appears to be a grandson on the way to doing no good. Owing money to a mobster, he flees to Texas when he discovers that he has a grandmother. The product from a young relationship, his mother had died at age 5 and the father abandoned him 10 years later. Whaley comes to Texas with the idea of taking as much as he can from the old woman to pay off his debt and get even more. He immediately plans to have her declared incompetent and put away so that he can get everything quickly. This is the story of a warm relationship developing from grandson to grandmother. The grandson's presence gives new meaning to the grandmother who fixes herself up and is about to marry again only to have death intervene. The performances are excellent, especially that of Marion Ross as the grandmother. At the beginning of the film, she comes across as a typical rural grandma, but her faith is restored by her grandson, who becomes a man. The end will tug at your heart but you will know that you have seen something special.

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