• Released
  • July 13, 2011
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • Marriage Drama
    Drama
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Late Bloomers Synopsis
A long-married husband and wife have different reactions to the fact that they are growing older.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Moves at a poky pace even by American indie standards. But it's worth checking out for the fine cast, which also includes Joanna Lumley as...
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70

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
An entertaining diversion, mostly because Rossellini and Hurt are a pair of seasoned and graceful pros who know how to work every line and...
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67

The A.V. Club

As a portrait of aging, Late Bloomers is a little too easy, but its cast makes it worth a look, even so.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An uneven but touching comedy with a cheery score that sounds too much like whistling on the way past the graveyard.
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60

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The protagonists of Late Bloomers have a problem, but it's not that they're getting older. Their dilemma is that they're reacting so...
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60

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
She (Rossellini) is radiant in a profoundly ordinary and believable way, as always, and stirs up generational pathos all by herself.
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
As more characters, including the couple's three children - enter the picture, Late Bloomers loses its narrative thread and becomes so...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though Hurt and Rossellini make a warmly believable couple, they can't overcome the film's biggest drawback: Gavras' own awkward attitude...
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40

Variety

While the world could certainly use more films about characters entering their sunset years, a solution as toothless and saggy as Julie...
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20

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Hurt tries on an English accent as if he were in the Walmart changing room and a splendid-in-theory supporting cast - Simon Callow, Joanna...
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