MEN DON'T LEAVE is a four-hanky family melodrama, but it's also an unexpectedly poignant slice of life, the best film of its type since THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST.
Lange plays recently widowed Beth Macauley, besieged by debt and forced forced to sell the family home over the objections of her teenage son, Chris (O'Donnell) and the younger Matt (Korsmo). Relocating to an apartment in Baltimore, she takes a job as assistant manager of a gourmet food market
run by the acerbic Lisa (Bates). Chris almost immediately becomes involved with an "older" woman, Jody (Cusack), and Matt takes up with Winston (Carrier), a knife-wielding schoolyard terror who steals VCRs and sell...