Matthew Morgan is a retired American professor in his eighties, 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
When you see the pictures in Sir Michael Caine's apartment, you also see a framed Batman logo, Caine played Alfred in The Dark Knight trilogy, and Hans Zimmer also does the movie score for this movie, as well as the aforementioned trilogy. See more »
Michael Caine's American accent comes and goes. See more »
All I knew was, I didn't want to be like my father. And I ended up just like him.
Your children and grandchildren don't want you to die, Matthew. And I don't want you to die. So you're out numbered. Have a rain check.
"Take" a rain check.
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A cookie cutter plot but anything but a cookie cutter movie. Michael Caine is great in this. More of a redemption then love story.
"Sometimes you meet someone that requires all the love you have to give." Matthew Morgan (Caine) has just lost his wife and his world no longer makes sense. Living in Paris and unable to speak the language he only has one friend left. On a train one day he meets Pauline (Poésy) and strikes up an instant friendship. After Matthew tries something drastic his two estranged children show up and old tensions come back. This is a hard movie to describe. It's not boring but not much happens. It's slow moving but keeps you interested. Michael Caine is great in this and this is not so much a love story but more of a redemption story. I am finding it hard to come up with something to say about this not because I didn't like it but because of the subject. This is really just another widow father and estranged children movie but this feels like so much more. This is a movie where you just have to see it to see what I mean. I recommend this. Overall, a cookie cutter plot but anything but a cookie cutter movie. I give it a B+.
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