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Year
2010
Runtime
105 min.
Director
Mike Mills
Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
60,364
Checks
7,521
Favs
875
Dislikes
65
Favs/checks
11.6% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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  1. dombrewer's avatar

    dombrewer

    This wasn't what I expected at all, and terribly I almost didn't bother. I've not seen any of Mike Mills' previous films and I only heard of this one, like many, thanks to Christopher Plummer's Oscar win. With it the summary of the film "where a 75 year old man comes out as gay" made me expect a simple if risque "fish out of water" family comedy but I was delighted by what it turned out to be - a thoughtful, ingenious, sometimes melancholic indie romantic/comedy/drama that had me hooked in the first five minutes. McGregor gives one of the strongest, most endearing performances of his career, Melanie Laurent is gorgeous and understated, and Plummer is great indeed as the ailing father, but the real star is Mills' wonderful script and the ingenious, playful direction. There are so many wonderful things in this film; of course Albert the dog and his subtitled thoughts ("I can understand up to 150 words, but I can't talk") down to tiny but truthful details like Oliver repeating phrases he'd learnt as a boy from his mother to impress Anna. It's a film about the complexity of relationships with families and lovers, dealing with loss and making sense of love, and it does it movingly, intelligently and delightfully. 7 years 3 months ago
  2. indiastokers's avatar

    indiastokers

    It was really amazing, can't believe it isn't featured in the 2010's list. 7 years 10 months ago
  3. danisanna's avatar

    danisanna

    Bittersweet and sad, yet lovely and endearing. Sweet little gem. 4 years 1 month ago
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