Last Updated: March 12th 2018
This updated post is to inform you that the free movie “Ironweed“has been removed from Paramount Vault and Vimeo.
This book received the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Kennedy who also wrote the screenplay of this movie.
It ranked at number ninety-two on the Modern Library list of the 100 Best Novels written in English in the 20th Century.
Again this book is also included in the Western Canon of the critic Harold Bloom, under the Chaotic Age: A Canonical Prophecy.
This American drama film was nominated for both Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nicholson) and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Streep) in 1988.
Ironweed Movie Plot Summary
The story is set during the Great Depression. It is about the relationship of a homeless couple.
Francis Phelan, an alcoholic vagrant played by Jack Nicholson and Helen Archer, a terminally ill woman acted by Meryl Streep.
As the story goes, Francis Phelan is a washed-up baseball player. In 1910s, he deserted his family when he accidentally dropped his infant son and killed him.
In the film, you will assumed he was drunk at the time, when he killed his son.
It was until later in the story, he claims he was just tired. But he doesn’t understand why no one will believe in his story.
Since then, Phelan has been a bum, punishing himself. In 1983, he wanders back into his hometown of Albany on Halloween.
To watch the trailer, go over to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=w_0TJ6GtaLM
Free Movie Ironweed Has Been Removed
By the way, here is the making of Ironweed as featured in People.com.
Here is the movie review by Roger Ebert.
For those of you who want to learn more about the characters of this story, you should check out: Ironweed: William Kennedy’s Unmatched Examination of Human Disposition.