We love William H. Macy as the well-lubricated Frank Gallagher on Shameless, a role he will reprise when the series returns to Showtime in January. But there is more to Macy than just his acting talent, which he proves with his first-rate directorial debut, tackling a tender story about finding happiness after suffering loss and pain, known as Rudderless.
Rudderless is the story of Sam (Billy Crudup), a former high-profile advertising executive whose life is hijacked by the sudden death of his son Josh (Miles Heizer). Living off the grid on a docked sailboat two years following the loss, he wastes away his days while drowning his pain in alcohol. When Sam’s ex-wife (Felicity Huffman) drops off a box filled with Josh’s demo tapes and lyrics, his own child’s musical talent is a revelation for him, a grieving father yearning to reconnect with … Read more
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