November 25, 2013
Love, dignity, aging, relationships....all wrapped up in a black and white package
This is not a comedy and the folks who reviewed it that saw it that way missed the meaning of this flick. The wife/mom in this movie was not funny, just representational of all wives/moms of the time and place. Baby boomers who have lost a parent or who are care givers to their parents will appreciate the depth of Mr. Payne's loving portrayal of father and son. And, hopefully, if they still have either of their parents, they will learn from it. This film portrays the way it is "supposed" to be, the way that we all would want it in the latter years of our lives. Indulge them if you can...they won't be here long and you will learn so much from the relationship (or the little journey as shown in this film)....it will carry you to your own time. This is one of the best films I have ever seen. Touched me to the core. It is about love. Enjoy it and cry.
For older adults who get it.
Twenty somethings will walk out.
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