CAST: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman DIRECTOR: Brett Haley ENDS JULY 27 | CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS
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 and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up 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.
"The Hero" is a resonant depiction of a man fearlessly reckoning with his life, his image and most importantly, his heart. Sam Elliott could not be more compelling.Katie Walsh, The Playlist
Brett Haley's follow-up to I'll See You in My Dreams is powered by a similar sweetness, as well as a stellar performance from Sam Elliott.Tomris Laffly, Film Journal International