We need more directors willing to take risks with films like Get Out.
William Hurt is one of the most introspective of actors, playing characters who often seem to be musing on the meaning of their actions. This trait is well-used in "Second Best," where he plays Graham Holt, a village postmaster in Wales, who has arrived at the age of 42 without ever having grown very close to anyone.
Graham is a bachelor, who lives with his father in rooms attached to the post office and store. He knows everyone in the village, greets them courteously, and yet seems distant. Now his life has arrived at a crossroads.
His father is clearly dying, and then Graham will be utterly alone.
On an impulse he does not fully understand, he decides to adopt a son.