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
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 »
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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Michael Caine is getting old. Playing an old man, acting or real? He is at his best. Gone is his dry humor and whit, gone is also his regular British accent (apart from a few strongly emotional scenes when he suddenly looses the American accent he is supposed to have).
This is a very odd movie, difficult to put into any frame. The acting is nothing else but superb, not a single moment without complete realism.
Watch this move alone or with your significant other, do not forget the paper napkins, because this is very emotional. My eyes are still wet, this is a movie that will remain in my mind for a long time.
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