Jane Kaczmarek is stunning as Mary Tyrone, once fresh and untainted and full of hope and promise but recently released from one of the many sanatoriums she’s spent the past few years in and out of for an affliction danced gingerly about by fellow family members till a day’s worth of whisky finally frees their tongues, though by that point Mary’s ailment has become painfully obvious. (...)
Jeanie Hackett’s direction brings out the best in each of her cast members, from a towering Alfred Molina’s outwardly blustery, inwardly self-doubting patriarch, to Kaczmarek’s harrowing single-day descent into drug-induced nothingness.
"That guy (Bryan) hasn't changed much. He is a truly good person. You can't find anybody to say anything bad about him. He loves what he does. He loves his wife. He loves his daughter. He's a really happy guy and has maintained the 'Guy from the Valley' sense of priority."