“People don’t know, because they’re too busy with their game shows and football and silliness to take the time to look and read and figure it all out. Who is it that said, “Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see”? These are interesting times we’re living in. That’s another saying. Chinese. Actually, it’s a curse. All you have to do is look and learn to connect the dots and get ready.” – Ed
Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 May 2021)
Brief Synopsis – Two eccentric elderly loners find each other and try to find love together.
My Take on it – REally fun film that works largely due to the stellar performances of both John Lithgow and Blyth Danner.
The characters are developed really well and thy never shy away from showing the eccentricities of each of the characters which adds so much to the story.
These are characters who are easy to care about and that helps keep the story so engaging throughout.
The dialogue is also great and it all comes across in a very realistic manner which helps make it all feel so real as the story progresses.
As a character study, they do a wonderful job here and that manages to keep the audience’s attention the entire time because one never know how these characters will act or react to everything that happens around them.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When showing his shelter for the first time there are 3 jars of Vegemite. This is an Australian yeast extract spread (like the UK’s Marmite) much loved by some in Australia, but an acquired taste. It does have a very long shelf life and a little goes a long way, so could be a favourite of ‘preppers’. (From IMDB)
Rating – ??? Worthy (?/10)
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