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posted by Nell Minow
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:Mature High Schooler
MPAA Rating:NR
Profanity:Very strong and crude language
Nudity/Sex:Sexual references, some vulgar
Alcohol/Drugs:Drinking
Violence/Scariness:Tense and sad confrontations and loss
Diversity Issues:Age and sexual orientation diversity is a theme of the movie
Movie Release Date:2013
DVD Release Date:July 29, 2013

Two of the all-time great actresses play a long-time couple who must find a way to cope with the indignities of aging — and the greater indignities of the way they are treated by their families and the legal system.  Oscar winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker play a long-time couple, one losing her sight, one losing her hearing.  With the best of intentions, one’s granddaughter plans to put her in a nursing home.  The only way for them to stay together is to run away to Canada, where they can get legally married.

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And so, they take to the road, where they pick up a hunky hitchhiker (newcomer Ryan Doucette).  Like the lovely “Still Mine,” also set in Canada, this is a beautifully performed story about a love that spans decades, brimming with tenderness and heartwarming devotion, and gives rare depth and dignity to characters in their 70’s.



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