Vincent and Freda Lopez are a young married Toronto couple who both indulge in the arts, Vince as an artist and Freda as a musician/composer. Their marriage is not as secure as it may seem ... See full summary »
Vincent and Freda Lopez are a young married Toronto couple who both indulge in the arts, Vince as an artist and Freda as a musician/composer. Their marriage is not as secure as it may seem on the surface as Vince sees Freda's music as purely a hobby, while she sees it as her vocation, despite feeling insecure about it. The two drive to Savannah, Georgia for a vacation, where they meet mother and son Camilla and Harold Cara, a former concert violinist and a B-movie producer respectively. There is an immediate bond between Camilla and Freda because of their music, and because of the unconditional support Camilla provides to Freda concerning her music that Vince will or cannot. Their bond is also despite the obvious exaggerated stories Camilla tells of her life. After Vince and Harold leave to work on a joint project and after Freda and Vince have an argument following about her musical career, Freda asks Camilla to drive back to Toronto with her to attend a concert of Brahms' violin ... Written by
Discontinuity, around 30:50 into the film, as Freda drives with Camilla over a bridge, the first shot (facing forward) shows the topless car with no front windscreen, the second (head-on) shows the fold-down windscreen raised. See more »
Noteworthy in the first place because of Jessica Tandy, a great actress. Because her acting is great also in this film, she looks so young and lively at 85, because it is her last film. But noteworthy also because of the rest of the cast, all of them credible and well-played. And certainly also noteworthy because of the script. It moves so effortlessly from light to heavy, from drama, to adventure, to comedy, and so equally effortlessly weaves in small subplots and sidelines. The writers really should have gotten top notch assignments after this great performance. Sad to see they didn't really. Also soundtrack fits very nicely (esp. the Brahms).
I saw the film on TV in Romania, on a channel usually aimed at the housewives taste. The film deserves much better than that.
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