The Accidental Tourist

Synopsis: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a strange outgoing woman, who seems to bring him back down to earth. After starting a relationship with the outgoing woman, Macon's wife seems to think that their marriage is still worth a try. Macon is then forced to deal many decisions
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Lawrence Kasdan
Production: Warner Home Video
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
53
Rotten Tomatoes:
80%
PG
Year:
1988
121 min
172 Views

try and argue.

You believed all along they were eviI.

This whole past year I've felt myself

withdrawing from people...

...just like you do, Macon.

I've felt myself becoming a Leary.

Well, there are worse disasters

than that, I guess.

Not for me.

Macon, I know you loved Ethan.

And I know you mourn him,

but there's something so...

What do you call it?

Muffled about the way

you experience things.

It's like you're trying to slip

through life unchanged.

Sarah, I'm not muffled.

I endure. I'm holding steady.

I know you think that,

but I think you're fooling yourself.

It's not by chance you write books telling

people how to make trips without a jolt...

...so they can travel to wonderfuI, exotic

places and never be touched by them.

Never feeI they've left home.

That travelling armchair isn't

just your logo. It's you.

No, it's not. It's not.

When Ethan was in this house with us,

we were all right.

If there was a distance between us, it

didn't matter. We had Ethan in common.

But when we lost him, I needed you.

I needed you to comfort me.

I needed you to be the kind of person

you've never been...

...and that isn't even fair to ask of you.

That's why I have to go.

- Sarah-

- Don't fight this, Macon.

I don't know

how much strength I've got.

I'm never gonna recover from

Ethan's death. I don't expect it.

But there's a chance that I could

make a life anyway.

But my only hope

is to get out of here...

...away from you.

Let me go.

In the Southeast they say

that if you want to go to heaven...

...you have to change planes

in Atlanta.

The airport in Atlanta must have

Come or go, Edward.

Oh, make up your mind.

I could stop by and pick up the rug

on Saturday, if that's convenient.

Well, I leave for England

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Frank Galati

Frank Galati (born November 29, 1943) is an American director, writer and actor. He was a member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company and an associate director at Goodman Theatre. He taught at Northwestern University for many years. more…

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