For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Loners in Film here’s a review of The Tomorrow Man (2019) by Darren of Movie Reviews 101
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Let’s see what Darren thought of this movie:
The Tomorrow Man – Beautiful Study on Loneliness
Director: Noble Jones
Writer: Noble Jones (Screenplay)
Starring: John Lithgow, Blythe Danner, Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton, Sophie Thatcher, Eve Harlow, Wendy Makkena
Plot: Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. These two people will try to find love.
Tagline – Experience 2019’s First Great Romantic Comedy for Grown-Ups!
Runtime: 1 Hour 34 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Tomorrow Man starts as we meet Ed (Lithgow) a man that has always planned for the worst, believing the world might come to an end the next day, he goes about his day, teaching himself everyday, being nice to everyone around him. He meets Ronnie (Danner) a woman that enjoys spending that seems like she is the opposite to Ed, being more relaxed about life, despite what she has been through.
As the two become closer they learn that they have both been suffering from the same thing, loneliness and give each other a chance to have a friend, partner in the remaining part of their lives, where they could be happy.
Thoughts on The Tomorrow Man
Characters & Performances – Ed is a friendly man, he spends his time prepping for what he believes will be a disaster. While he is friendly, he does keep to himself until he sees Ronnie, believing they are the same, letting someone into his life once again. He does have a strained relationship with his son, which he is always trying to rebuild, but the two argue over the littlest of things. John Lithgow is wonderful in this role, showing the man who is confident, but vulnerable. Ronnie is the lady that Ed meets, he believes she is like him with how she acts with spending, she lets Ed into her life, despite the fact she is dealing with the everlasting pain of losing a child. She lets Ed into her life, liking having somebody around her to make her feel safe for the fist time in a while. Blythe Danner is wonderful too, with the pair giving us a great couple that have the clear signs on loneliness and just want happiness. The supporting characters will bring moments of comedy with Janet the co-worker doing the role reversal teaching Ronnie about relationships despite her young age. Brian is the son of Ed that does clash with him, but you know the two of them do have a deep love between the pair.
Story – The story here follows a couple of older people that are living their lonely lives when they end up meeting and getting on, exposing the truth behind their secrets to competent for their loneliness, as they prepare to enjoy the next years of their lives. This is a perfect look at how difficult life can become for the older generation that is often being left more isolated from family and are falling behind with the modern technologies of the world. We learn that not everyone is doing the same as you, they are putting on a brave face about life and they that people will have pain in their lives from the time before you met them.
Themes – The Tomorrow Man is a romantic drama that shows us just how life could bring someone into your life, and they could change everything that has been happening, helping you fix the wrongs in your life. The small town setting shows helps by showing us how Ed has got to know everyone, being welcomed in the neighbourhood.
Final Thoughts – The Tomorrow Man is a lovely drama that shows you can find love at any stage of your life.
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