Sharon hosted the Neighborhood Book Club for an afternoon movie. The group included Jill, Judy, Michele and Debi. Sharon showed Ordinary People. Sharon and Jack watched the movie a couple of years ago. Sharon, Morgan and I watched in the early 2000s.
Released in September of 1980, Ordinary People marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. The film stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, and Timothy Hutton. The screenplay by Alvin Sargent was based upon the 1976 novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest.
The film received six Academy Awards nominations at the 53rd Academy Awards. It won four Oscars, including: the Academy Award for Best Picture; Best Director for Redford; Adapted Screenplay for Sargent; and Supporting Actor for Hutton. In addition, it won five Golden Globe Awards, including: Best Motion Picture – Drama; Best Director (Redford); Best Actress in a Drama (Tyler Moore); Best Supporting Actor (Hutton); and Best Screenplay (Sargent).