In Praise of Older Women
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But, time marches on, and so does my perception. Almost thirty years after its theatrical release, I now watch IN PRAISE OF OLDER WOMEN and subsequently fidget and squirm with discomfort. And that's not because the story is any less intriguing: on the contrary, it's all the more alluring as I wax nostalgia from the distance of middle age. What bothers me--annoys me, actually--is the lack of production quality for this film: from shabby lighting, to mumbling audio, to a musical score that literally makes you reach for the "Mute" button.
But there are other troubling problems. Young Andras Vayda (Tom Berenger) is a young Hungarian with a wandering eye for the older ladies. And Andras does find love (the rascal) in his turbulent, war-torn country--a country desperately trying to break free from Soviet domination. Yet when Andras participates in the ill-fated Hungarian Revolution of 1956, the event is filmed in a sound stage the size of my living room (so much for scale). Forced to flee Hungary, Andras takes his appetite to Montreal, and the trysts continue.
Some of the "older women" include Karen Black, Susan Strasberg, and Helen Shaver. The "mature scenes" were certainly provocative in the Seventies, but are bland by today's standards.Read more ›
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I had seen this movie back in the '80s - I think I liked it better then. I have always adored Tom Berenger, especially in the '80s and early '90s but I have seen him recently on... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Annie
this goes to show how much older women are moved sexually by younger men who shows any interest in them. Read morePublished 13 months ago by in rogalio