Steve Martin's considerable talent is ill used in this vanity project, a darkly toned drama about a recluse who finds happiness when a baby is left on his doorstep.
1984. Michael McCann (Martin) is a reclusive furniture-maker who lives in a cabin in the woods, with a collection of gold coins; years earlier, his life was shattered when he learned his wife was pregnant by another man. Nearby is the estate of the Kennedy-esque Newland family, which operates a
granite quarry. John Newland (Gabriel Byrne) is an aspiring politician with a dark secret--he's fathered an illegitimate daughter by an heroin addict. One winter night, John's drunken brother Tanny Newland (...