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This movie is not the box office style, It's so simple ,and image two woman in love from their childhood to death . The start of the film is a beautiful natural scenes that story will happen in them with the brilliant music composed by Martie Marro . You will see a lot of flashbacks trough the story. I think this movie is one of the best movies with lesbian theme. It sketch the dream of a lot lesbians in this world. Maybe in some countries that gay marriage is accepted by their people or government , but in a lot of countries , lesbians dream of moving in with their lover, so it's a huge inspiration for lesbians. If you love somebody , you can relate to the movie very easily. The dialog's were not that strong and some of the time was irrelevant but with the remarkable play of Sharon Gless , Maureen Gallagher and Ann Hagemann was covered. If you are a lesbian , you must see this, because it's remind you what we are fighting for, and show us how silly sometimes we run away from something we love .I really enjoyed watching it and the last time that I cried so hard with a movie with a movie was titanic. It is brilliant.
so simple and yet so moving. i have not seen a lesbian movie like this
in years. in a way it resonates with the story of the two old ladies in
"if these walls could talk 2", and i could not help but think about gay
couples living together and loving each other no matter what and then
so ruthlessly separated right at the time when they need each other so
much. i hope there comes a time when we no longer have to face it.
..it is true to life, and that is why for me it felt easy and natural to relate with the two women. they are no perfect, but they are so beautiful loving and caring.
one other thing i loved about this movie - it has something in it that allows to make it a theatre play. it is somehow crying out to be staged, and maybe one day it will.
and Sharon, thank you for amazing acting. superb, as always.
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There have been very few films that reflect on the lives of gay people
in their later years, after the thrills of youthful romance have given
over to the practicalities of health needs, while abiding love remains.
This is a tender yet fraught story about an elderly lesbian still so
deeply connected to the one true love she has known since her
childhood, yet kept from visiting her in the same nursing home where
they both reside, because she is not "legally" family.
Thus the film deals with a lot of interesting issues: how our youthful pasts influence and interfere with our older age; how religious and social oppression can restrict love between same-sex partners; how legal issues-- especially in the remaining states that deny marriage equality-- restrict the access of same-sex partners to each other; how euthanasia may be the most humane confrontation with death at the end of life.
And the film handles this heavy agenda with concision, challenging us to think about these women's long lives from the 1920s to present while also celebrating the joys and torments of enduring love. The script is clearly based on a play set primarily in one room, while the direction utilizes exteriors rather well in the many flashback scenes of the protagonist. No one should be criticizing this film for its low production values; the resonance here comes from the story and the very competent acting.
Sharon Gless is indeed the star, and fits the title role completely. Also pay attention to the actor who plays young Greta, who has such a natural sense of style and relation to the older characters, and who has since become transgendered. S/he really owns her character, and should gain more attention in other films, within and beyond the GLBT market.
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