Monty Wildhorn, an alcoholic novelist of Westerns, has lost his drive. His nephew pushes him to summer in quiet Belle Isle. He begrudgingly befriends a newly single mom and her 3 girls who help him find the inspiration to write again.
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The central characters say (two times) that they are buying an apartment on 1st Avenue and 77th Street and when they enter the apartment (also two times) it's clearly off Amsterdam Avenue on Cathedral Parkway, which is around 110th Street in West Harlem/Morningside Heights - more than 2 miles from where they are supposed to be. These two neighborhoods don't look alike at all. See more »
When Ruth and I first moved to Brooklyn, it was like an outpost. To our friends in Manhattan, we might as well have moved to Nebraska. It was out of fashion, but a good place for a struggling artist like me. And we liked it, which was good, because it was all we could afford.
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Ruth & Alex are getting a little long in the tooth to handle the stairs to the apartment they bought when they were young. So they feel pressured to buy a new place.
This is exactly what happens. Expect no drama, no twists, no confrontations or hilarious antics. You really are just watching Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton buy a new house.
When the flash backs of their youth come they are fleeting and sparse.
Enjoyment of this movie depends greatly on the viewers mind-set. If you are feeling fragile or in the mood for something very gentle and subtle (this is as gentle and subtle as it gets)with out a hint of danger or drama then this is for you. If you are looking for something more (anything more) this is probably going to feel very, very long.
Great production, acting, the characters are interesting and endearing - but be prepared NOTHING happens.
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