Intelligently modulating its emotional intensity, A CALL TO REMEMBER is a dignified made-for-cable drama about the burden placed on the second-generation children of Holocaust victims. Although script and direction tend toward the prosaic, this story of loss moves the audience due to
exceptional performances by Blythe Danner and Joe Mantegna as concentration camp survivors.
For Paula (Blythe Danner) and David Tobias (Joe Mantegna), the good life in 1960s America comprises hard work and building a secure future for their sons, preteen Ben (Kevin Zegers) and high schooler Jake (David Lascher). Mr. and Mrs. Tobias alienate their boys by refusing to discuss their WW...