“When 79-year-old curmudgeon Raymond (Langella) makes arrangements to be euthanized in Oregon, his family refuses to accept his decision. But when another family emergency arises, Raymond’s daughter Kate (Applegate) turns to her husband Brian (Crudup) for a little help. So Brian reluctantly volunteers to drive the cantankerous Raymond and his wine-loving wife Estelle (Kay Place) three-thousand miles to Oregon. Determined to change the old man’s mind before they reach the Beaver State, it becomes quickly apparent to Brian that convincing your father-in-law to keep living when he’s ready to check out is no simple task.” That is the official description for Youth in Oregon, now available on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, which has provided NewTechReview with a NFR copy for review.
Although the majority of us won’t find ourselves in this particular situation, almost everyone has to deal with the very trying circumstances of aging family members, in particular, parents...
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