Fat Rose & Squeaky
The Irish willed eighty-year-old Bonnie Ash Fitzpatrick (LOUISE FLETCHER) and her only friend in life, the seventy-year old Celine Snow (CICELY TYSON) disagree on just about everything. But when Bonnie's long-lost great niece schemes to trick them out of the house, these two old-friends agree on a plan. Niece Christine wants to change great Aunt Bonnie's life by moving her into an elderly care facility and taking control of her spectacular Victorian home. Using Bonnie's wacko boarders (the colorful Fat Rose and the insane Squeaky) as examples of Bonnie's inability to safely care for herself, Christine's plan appears to be working. But fate steps in and the friendship between Bonnie and Celine proves stronger than Christine's greed. Fat Rose and Squeaky is an unusual movie that deals with dignity, battles, battles, and friendships of aging. In life, wealth is sometimes measured in friends, freedoms and the simple pleasures of a tofu casserole!
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(Cicely Tyson and Louise Fletcher) are enormously gifted and sharing
their skills at the height of their craft. The script to wonderfully
tight, drawing the audience to make a strong emotional and intellectual
investment in the story. The cinematography is accessible, providing
images that are familiar but not overly comfortable. As an art form,
this is a tender yet biting tale of character. As a piece of social
education, it should be required viewing for all those who are in the
position of eldercare giver. This movie will have you thinking about
the circumstances and situations long after you viewed it. If not
before the final credit plays, you will be thinking of all those you
wish would also see the film -- to help them understand a most complex
part of the closing of life. Let's hope that this author and producer
has more to share with us in the future.
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From the start filthy language was offensive to my family.
How could this be rated pg13? Thank You
Didn't really get what was going on, even after 30 minutes.