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I really like this movie. It's about relationships with others and yourself and how they can fail but things can turn out ok. It's sincere and refreshingly not about characters you usually see in movies. There's a cute dog too. All the actors did great jobs. I bought this movie and watch it often. I love it.
Mike Mills, the director, is a great writer. And the movie explores his relationship with is father in an endearing way.
Lovely movie full of thoughtful, subtle performances from all. I did not expect to find it quite so sad. The synopsis leaves out just how much of the movie is about imperfect family relationships and grief.
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Not sure where the title fits in, but this quirky movie about a graphic artist hitting 40 with a trail of failed relationships; his elderly father who has decided after 44 years of marriage to come out as gay; and a waif-like French actress is as engaging as they come. Very believable characterization.
Should be in the Drama category, mostly about grief (and the memories and restarting one's life, etc).
Felt like the focus of the story was on the son & not the dad so I thought the story was a bit boring & I didn't really feel much for the son.
I liked this movie. It was very touching. I also expected more of a comedy, but I wasn't disappointed by the story.
Forgive me for not enjoying this movie. Great actors all, but I didn't feel that their hearts were in the parts they played! It's all my fault, I know. SORRY!
Enjoyed this movie, though the preview was misleading and the cover looks a lot more upbeat than the actual film. There are a funny bits, but overall, the movie meanders and is quite sad. Some food for thought about family dynamics, partnerships, communication, and taking chances. Charming.
There are two stories twisting around each other in this movie. The one about the older man who finally steps into his own once his wife passes away and accepts his own sexuality with a fierceness that is touching. And then the son, how he moves through the changes in his own dad's life and how he tries to connect in his own. Intriguing all around and worth watching. Definitely not uplifting as you would think based on the description. Sad, touching, and relatable.
I loved this movie, especially Christopher Plummer's joyful portrayal of a man who in his senior years is finally free to live as himself. I found the film moving, funny and well worth seeing.
I felt the movie didn't match the cover.. It's a lonely, sad story! It shows a relationship between the father and son and all its imperfections, etc.., and son and his girlfriend, etc, which might interest some people.. Yet, it was a disappointing movie..
A very slow movie. Not a comedy at all. Moving at times. Hits home for anyone that has parents that are about to pass away. The dog stole the show.
I saw the start of the movie and I did not like it I did not finish the movie this is not for children to watch
Above average romantic dramedy. This was a very honest, open and well acted depiction of two romantic relationships and the relationship between a man and his father. Slow and not high in the comedy area, it was still a very effective film. Well done and not run-of-the-mill.
I appreciated it and I liked it while I watched it, but I wouldn't want to watch it again. I'd recommend for a one-time watch only.
A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father : he has terminal cancer and has a young male lover.
This is a very good film about grief and sadness. A well-deserved Oscar for Plummer.
I found this film more than a little irritating. Re the young couple, found myself asking "Am I supposed to want them to be together?"
Being single in my 30s and not having dated much before, this movie really got me. Loved it.
Very ok, nothing more. Better than your basic Hollywood output, but not a lot.