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A wonderful, heartwarming movie,
This review is from: The Golden Boys (DVD)
In 1905, three sea captains (played by Rip Torn, Brude Dern, and David Carradine), retired and living together, find that they cannot adequately take care of the cooking and housework. They advertise for a wife (to marry the one who loses a coin throw), and that is what most of the story is about: her arrival (she is played by Mariel Hemingway), how she comes to stay with them before she is to marry the loser, and what happens among the three and with her. There are also a few subplots, including one with Charles Durning, another fine actor, all of which contribute to the story.
This movie is very low-key and moves slowly. It reminds me of movies from the 1950s, when time was taken to develop characters and relationships. There is very little drama in this movie; the story is almost entirely about the characters in it. David Carradine speaks slowly and deliberately, which some people, used to the more frenetic pace of most movies today, might not like, but I relished every minute of it. The characters were well realized, and every detail contributes to the overall story. If you are in the mood for a gentle story, gently told, then this might just be your cup of tea.