Limited release 5-15-15
Viewed 8-18-15 At Century Gateway with Sheila
RT Critic: 94 Audience: 71
Cag: 2.5 - It was okay, I liked some of it
Directed by Brett Haley
Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott, Rhea Perlman, Mary Kay Place, June Squibb,
My comments: Okay, big time depressing. Good movie though, especially the scenes with Carol (Blythe Danner) and her three best friends, all living in little cottages in a retirement community in southern California - Rhea Perlman, June Squibb, and Mary Kay Place. But looking at Carol's life, thinking about some of the things people in the movie say about death, seeing how suddenly a life can end....as well as watching the poor young man who's hopelessly stuck cleaning pools when he wants to be writing poetry (I know, I know, at the end there might be a teeny, tiny turning of events, but who knows....) Too much leftover thinking for me. The kind of stuff I don't want to think about. Hmmm.....
RT Summary: In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Danner) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman).