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All the traditional ingredients are here for just that film, but this movie does something different- it lets old people be old people. The "edgy young person" doesn't get them to embrace life by reminding them what it is to be young, she does it by pointing out to them that they are awful human beings and to recognize the humanity in each other,and in her.
This is a gem of a movie and its only real weakness is that the end comes up on you a bit suddenly. Solid acting, inspiring, and with a good moral- fine for families as it only has a bit of rough language and most of that not of a variety that would bother American ears.
At first, the story seemed a bit disjointed, but, upon further reflection, I found the first and last parts of the story to be revealing about the 2 main characters, Kate and Ellie. The first part of the movie focused mostly on the relationship between sisters Kate (Orla Brady), the owner of a rural home for seniors, and young, rebellious Ellie (Hayley Atwell). Kate has worked hard to establish her "home" as an efficient, reputable place for seniors to live. Ellie has lived in more of a free-spirited way.
While the sisters portray rather convincingly that they have a long-standing bond between them, naturally their opposite lifestyles and values lead to conflicts. Kate gives her sister a chance to earn some much needed income by working at the senior-living home, but they find themselves at odds about how some of the more difficult residents should be treated, especially the 4 surly characters played by Redgrave, Ackland, Fricker and Staunton, and that leads to some of the more humorous scenes in this steady paced movie.
Some viewers might consider the pace of the movie to be too slow, but I did not. Rather it seemed that the first part helped to establish the personas of the main characters and to prepare viewers for what was to come in the rest of the story. In all fairness, the film's pace seems to help better understand the natures of the characters, but I think that could have been done more quickly.
The rest of the movie had a decidedly more upbeat tone and pace to it and provided several light-hearted, humorous scenes.Read more ›
It's fun, irreverently funny without insulting, and yet makes you think while the feelings bubble around. It's not just about 'old people' and it's not just about the young protagonist - it's an ensemble piece that is well written - believably performed - and left us smiling. It's not perfect, a couple of spots where I wanted a bit more fleshing out to link scenes, but it's great and I would recommend to all ages.
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got it because it was posted as a 'comedy' -- not funnyPublished 1 month ago by jeanne k fitzmaurice
Like this film. Have watched twice since getting it and may watch it again before passing it on to a friend.Published 6 months ago by C. Davis
Movie went quick was very interesting kind of like a Mary Poppins.Published 7 months ago by tbradell