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A widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends she decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man.
Comedy Drama - This is a gentle comedy drama aimed at older adults, particularly
women, and for fans of Blythe Danner, who has a rare lead role.
Language, suggestive humor, comical drug use, and adult subject
matter make the film
not for kids, who would not be interested anyhow. Malin Akerman fans
may be disappointed by her small role.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: None. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Marijuana, tobacco, and frequent alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, sometimes suggestive; drug humor.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good While I was indeed moved by the film's gentle conclusions with respect to life and aging, I was on the whole more impressed by how genuinely amiable the movie is: it's an hour and a half spent with fictionalized people who are a real pleasure to "be” with. That is no small thing.
NY PostFull Review Very Good Blythe Danner knocks it out of the park as a widow whose lonely life is transformed by the death of her dog, an unlikely friendship with the new pool cleaner (Martin Starr) and romantic overtures by a handsome older man (Sam Elliott) in Brett Haley's disarming comedy-drama.
Rex ReedFull Review Very Good Everything happens with logic, a maturity of feeling and the special tonic only Blythe Danner can provide. This is a serious movie—not only about the joyful things that can happen to people after a certain age, but about how they find the courage and spirit to handle the sad things when life gets in the way.
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