I'll See You in My Dreams
First screened in August 2015
Director: Brett Haley. Cast: Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott, Martin Starr, Rhea Perlman, Mary Kay Place, June Squibb, Malin Akerman, Reid Scott, Mark Adair-Rios, Max Gail, Arthur Roberts, Harold Cannon-Lopez, Vic Polizos, Michael Yama, Shoniqua Shandai. Screenplay: Brett Haley and Mark Basch. Twitter Capsule:
Astutely observed and acted. Late-life tales so rarely done well, even stylistically flat ones can sing.
Accumulates in power and poignancy as it unfolds, and avoids pandering to its audience. This is rare in most U.S. movies, and certainly in the few about late middle age.