“I did one film that I’m proud of that was 40 years ago.” “Have you every heard of the western appreciation guild they want to give you a lifetime achievement award.” In ‘The Hero’ Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus.
“I want to get past this.” “You can’t just decide to fix things.” “Give me a chance to write another chapter.” He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy.
Directed by Brett Haley who co-wrote the screenplay with Marc Basch from the trailer ‘The Hero’ looks to be a slow paced exploration of life, rejection, denial, depression, and ultimately death. The film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival opened in theaters on June 9, 2017.
Source: YouTube, http://thehero.film/