END OF THE LINE is a predictable, cliched, heartwarming, feel-good movie that says nothing new but says it well. We've seen it all before--the good ol' folks of America's heartland are being bullied by money-hungry city boys in Brooks Brothers suits who value "progress" over tradition.
This time the setting is Clifford, Arkansas, home of the Southland Railroad Yard and of local patriarch and railroad brakeman Brimley. Brinley has seen the passing of steam engines and now fears that technological progress will cost him his job. Sure enough, he arrives one day at the railroad yard
to read a sign informing the workers that the railroad line is closing in favor of the ...