Local Hero 09/21/19

The Criterion Collection

Charlie Largent is just the latest to extol Bill Forsyth’s timeless tale of a transplanted Texan befriended by a smorgasbord of Scottish eccentrics (the innkeeper’s wife might be on the menu too). Animal House’s Peter Riegert is the lonely executive who finds love in a storybook fishing village and Burt Lancaster is his comet-crazy boss. Forsyth offers up a beautiful mermaid in the bargain. With Peter Capaldi, Denis Lawson and Jenny Seagrove as the might-be mermaid. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.