Adapted from the short story by acclaimed writer Katherine Anne Porter (Ship of Fools?), THE JILTING OF GRANNY WEATHERALL reminds us of the plight of many women who wait for life to claim them, rather than seek life out for themselves.
Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.
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This movie is about an aging trucker named Elegant John Howard. Howard decides he and his truck Elenor has one more good run in them, and with the help of a hitchhiker and a few others he will make it happen.
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Harold Krebs went off to fight in World War I, "the war to end all wars." But when he comes home, Harold finds that he doesn't fit in any more. He needs peace and quiet to figure out what ... See full summary »
Henry Fonda and Myrna Loy star in this made for TV short film, whose history of how it came about you can read on other reviews. I did read them, which I usually don't. I don't have much to add, except for a few things. Fonda and Loy play a married couple who make a day trip to the beach on Cape Cod and look back on their life together.
I went into this not knowing what to expect, but I had hoped on 50 minutes of Fonda and Loy, like in a one-act play. But instead I get Stephen Collins and Lindsay Crouse as them in flashbacks. I might appreciate it more the second time around now that I know what to expect, but the presence of such great actors as Henry Fonda and Myrna Loy in their last years of their lives seems to command the respect and attention of the viewer even from the beginning, Miss Loy being ever the graceful lady and Fonda seeming to have been through it all. (He died soon after this, but not before winning an Oscar for his last theatrical movie, On Golden Pond, accepted on his behalf by his daughter Jane Fonda.)
If you get the chance to see Summer Solstice, it's a chance to see true legends working together for the first time. It's an experience you're not likely to forget.
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