Written August 24, 2012
How can you go wrong with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones? Well, you can't. This film would not have been as good or as sweet with any other actors. They are totally believable as a couple from Omaha, Nebraska who have been married for 31 years and have stopped communicating with each other and have lost their intimacy. The writing is excellent and if any holes exist in the dialogue (and I'm not sure they do), the performances are so nuanced and the characters so complete by these two, that you feel every uncomfortable moment that they feel--which is not a bad thing because you also feel every breakthrough they have.
Steve Carell is also excellent as the therapist. There are cameos by Jean Smart, Elisabeth Shue and Mimi Rogers.
It's a sweet, touching, sometimes funny, sometimes sad movie and I would not be surprised to see one or two Oscar noms in February.
Written August 11, 2012
We liked the movie and had some laughs and tears. We did not like the close ups, nor some of Meryl's hair dos. Steve Carell was great too. May go see it again.
Written August 09, 2012
Fabulous, fabulous movie. A must see for every middle aged couple whether you are happily married or not. I have not had so much fun in a very long time. Don't think it will appeal to anyone under the age of 30 though. You need to have experienced some of the anxiety and fears that both people have to appreciate the effort, embarrasment and final the reward. I loved it.
Written August 12, 2012
Why didn't someone listen to the volume of this movie when they were producing it?
My hearing is perfect, and I could barely make out some of the dialogue.
Meryl Streep's character was so low key she almost disappeared, and the lines whispered in a very low tone were truly hard to make out.
The pace was slow, the characters (although interesting, potentially) never grabbed my attention (perhaps because I had to strain to hear what they were saying).
The scenes shot during the rolling of the credits at the end were by far the best. If you can hang on until then you'll see the movie they should have made.
What a waste of fine actors.
Written February 14, 2016
We were caught off guard by the seriousness of the subject matter, expecting more of a comedy. I only half-heartedly agreed to go with my wife, preferring action (Bourne). This movie, dispite two of my favorite actors, was too much like real life and was somewhat depressing. I would have never spent the money to see it on the big screen and now that I have seen it, I don't ever need to see it again.