Matthew Morgan is a retired American professor in his 80s, a widower. He lives in Paris and speaks no French. Since his wife's death, he's marking time. His curiosity is piqued when he meets Pauline Laubie, half his age, a dance instructor. She's also a solitary person but wants the connection of family. She believes she's found that in Matthew, and she attends to him during a hospitalization. When his two adult children arrive from the U.S. to check on their father, they are certain Pauline is a gold digger, and she's confounded by the distance between father and children. The daughter heads home, the son remains. Is there any way that Pauline fits in? Written by
While this is a bit lighter in tone than the Oscar winner Amour, it seems to try to go for some of the same feelings and touches. Michael Caine is impeccable in his role, so is Michelle Godet, who has a weird role to play. It is walking a fine line, not really declaring what the relationship is between those two characters and this might be one of the best things that happen.
Through a bit of lost in Translation in and you have a very fine movie. It's weirdness might either attract you more to it or appall you a bit. Whatever the case you can't fault it's story, about lost love and maybe even lost hope. Family is a big part of life and it is here too. A bit of Song of Marion is in here too. So good ingredients, not perfect but very good movie still
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