Globe Theatrette - a boutique theatre in the heart of Ahuriri Village, Napier
The Hero
22/02/2018

The Hero

Sex scenes, offensive language, drug use

Genre: Drama, Comedy
Director: Brett Haley (The New Year)
Cast: Sam Elliott (The Big Lebowsky), Laura Prepon (The Girl On The Train), Kristen Ritter (TV's Jessica Jones)

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, until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus.

He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with standup 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.

"A bittersweet celebration of life, with laughs and tears in equal measure" (The Film Stage)

"Sam Elliot is perfect. ‘The Hero’ is true cinematic zen" (New York Post)

"Deeply soulful" (Common Sense Media)

Runtime: 93 mins