Joshua Then and Now

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Joshua Then and Now ★★★ 1985 (R)

When a Jewish-Canadian novelist (Woods) is threatened by the breakup of his marriage to his WASPy wife, compounded by a gay scandal, he re-examines his picaresque history, including his life with his gangster father (Arkin). A stirring story that is enhanced by a strong performance by Woods, as well as a picturesque Canadian backdrop. Adapted by Mordecai Richler from his own novel. 102m/C VHS . CA James Woods, Gabrielle Lazure, Alan Arkin, Michael Sarrazin, Chuck Shamata, Linda Sorensen, Alan Scarfe, Alexander Knox, Robert Joy, Ken Campbell; D: Ted Kotcheff; W: Mordecai Richler; M: Philippe Sarde. Genie ‘86: Support. Actor (Arkin), Support. Actress (Sorensen).