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This should not be a spoiler except in terms of flavor; this fine film
brings me back to "Driving Miss Daisy." A reluctant secret service
agent (Cage) is forced to renew his term for "guarding" a moody, very
bright, usually difficult former first lady. From an infinite number of
quickly subdued facial expressions, inhalations, and rare comments, we
see that Tess (the former first lady) is a complicated character, built
of far more complex material than that which has created simply a
tiresome, demanding and spoiled lady finding herself in old age without
having prepared for the life she has now.
Rather quickly, we see her aloneness in the world. Less quickly, Cage too sees it and exhibits an understanding that far transcends the many funny moments in this serious work.
See it. If you understand how close to the soul its scratches are, your eyes won't be dry at the end.