A curmudgeonly barkeep recovering from his fifth heart attack ends up in intensive care next to Paul Dano, a homeless teenage kid who tried to commit suicide. Brian Cox, who plays the barkeep, offers the kid a home in his bar, and grooms him as his heir, initiating him into the rules and rituals of the tavern world: no chit chat with the customers, no newbies, no women, no this, no that. All goes well into the lovely April shows up, and soft-hearted Dano takes her in.
“It was fine fortune for everyone when the mighty Brian Cox entered his latter-day-Brando phase, somewhere around the time of Rushmore. Suddenly, everything he touched turned to wintry platinum.” — Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out, New York
Paul Dano, Brian Cox, Bill Buell, Boði
Iceland, Denmark, USA, France, Germany