Film No. 59 (2017) August 14th. 6.30 PM LUNA WINDSOR Nedlands.
"If you wait too long you'll shrivel up like an apricot sitting on the shelf in Waitrose". (Emily receives yet another piece of ill-conceived advice from friend Fiona).
Director Joel Hopkins (Last Chance Harvey) tries again to master the bringing together of the crumpled, older, odd couple. He didn't master it with Hoffman and Thompson and he's made a slightly bigger mess of things with Keaton and Gleeson here with status and environmental issues relating to a couple of oldies trying to live less complicated lives. The story is based on Gleeson's real life character Donald but it's Keaton's fictional Emily who gets the best lines. Brendan never gets the dialogue he deserves and it shows. A repetitive, saccharine soundtrack elongates the film painfully. 4GUMS