Number of Times Seen – 1 (20 Jun 2018)
Brief Synopsis – Two lonely septuagenarians decide to spend their night together in order to combat their loneliness but when the townspeople begin to gossip, they must decide what to do.
My Take on it – This is a film that I probably never would have even attempted to watch if it weren’t for the fact that Jane Fonda and Robert Redford play the two lead roles.
The idea itself is enhanced by the use of these tow very talented actors in the lead roles.
Both Redford and Fonda manage to play very vulnerable characters and show their ages here and not unlike Fonda’s father and Katherine Hepburn in On Golden Pond (1981), their performances help make the story seem even more believable and realistic.
The dialogue is expertly written and allows us to learn so much about these characters lives while they become more developed along the way.
The story dives very deeply into their pasts and helps them come across as real people who have been brought to life by this script.
I liked the way that these are flawed character who don’t try and make excuses for what they have done in the past.
The story itself is paced just right and that allows the viewer to slowly learn about things that happened to these people in the past as we also get to see the new trials and hurdles that they must face as things move along for them.
Bottom Line – Interesting idea that is somewhat enhanced by the use of two amazing actors in the lead roles. Both Redford and Fonda are portrayed as vulnerable characters and show their age here yet that helps make the story even more believable. The dialogue is great and allows us to delve deeper and deeper into these characters which helps them come to life. The story is paced just right and the fact that we learn so much about the lives of these people helps us to sympathize more and more with everything they have dealt with in the past and also with everything they now must deal with in their lives. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This is the fourth film that Jane Fonda and Robert Redford starred in together, and after 38 years of their last on-screen reunion. Their previous collaborations were The Chase (1966), Barefoot in the Park (1967), and The Electric Horseman (1979). “Our Souls at Night” was shot in 2016, exactly 50 years after the release of the first film they worked together, “The Chase”. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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