Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 9:00 p.m.
Director : Lasse Hallstrom
Written by : Mark Spragg, Virginia Korus Spragg
Produced by : Alan Ladd, Jr. Kelliann Ladd, Leslie Holleran
Cast : Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, And Moregan Freeman, Josh Lucas, Camryn Manhein, Damian Lewis, and introducing Becca Gardner
Set against the rugged ranchlands of Wyoming, An Unfinished Life is the story of a modern-day western family, as stoic as they are divided, learning the true meaning of forgiveness. Robert Redford stars as Einar Gilkyson, a toughed-skinned, retired rancher who long ago turned his back on memories. Still in shock from his only sonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s death a decade ago Einar has left his ranch fall into ruin along with his marriage.
Now, Einar spends his days caring only for his hired hand, and last trusted friend, Mitch (Morgan Freeman), who was gravely injured in an encounter with a grizzly bear. Einar intends to live out his days in this heartbroken solitudeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦. until the very person he blames for his sonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s accident comes to town; his daughter-in-law Jean (Jennifer Lopez).
Jean shows up broke, on the run and with a girl named Griff (Newcomer ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Becca Gardner), who she swears is the granddaughter Einar never knew he had. Suddenly, EinarÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s quiet life is turned upside down as anger and accusations resurface. But slowly, miraculously, 11 year-old GriffÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s curiosity about Western life, and longing for family and a father figure, begin to chip away at the stone that has become EinarÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s heart ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ opening up the way for unexpected connection, adventure, mercy and true reunion.