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I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 May 2015 (USA)
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A widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age.

Director:

Brett Haley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Blythe Danner ... Carol Petersen
June Squibb ... Georgina
Rhea Perlman ... Sally
Mary Kay Place ... Rona
Aarti Mann ... Dr. DaSilva
Martin Starr ... Lloyd
Mark Adair-Rios ... Exterminator
Ashley Spillers ... Vitamin Store Clerk
Sam Elliott ... Bill
Caroline Lagerfelt ... Leslie
Max Gail ... Carl
Arthur Roberts ... Speed Dater 1
Harold Cannon-Lopez Harold Cannon-Lopez ... Speed Dater 2
Vic Polizos ... Speed Dater 3
Michael Yama ... Speed Dater 4
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Storyline

In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discover that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Danner) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman).

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Life goes on. Go with it.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for sexual material, drug use and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Für die zweite Liebe ist es nie zu spät See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$516,000, 29 May 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,425,963, 30 August 2015
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Color
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Trivia

Although Carol's dog was named "Hazel" (traditionally a female name). He was obviously a male. The veterinarian used "he" and "him" when referencing the dog. See more »

Quotes

Lloyd: But, someday I'll have a lot of... a lot of poems about pools.
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Connections

References The Sopranos (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Cry Me a River
Written by Arthur Hamilton
Courtesy of Jacob Shrum
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The one movie villain nobody ever talks about...
22 August 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

... is old age. Even though it is the most powerful movie villain of them all and takes many of our favorite actors away before their time.

This film is mainly for fans of Ms. Danner. Wait. Let me explain. Usually when a reviewer makes such a comment it is a negative. No it is not. That is this reviewer's heartfelt view and it is a fair one.

As a film, as a movie competing with 100s of 1000s of other movies for pride of place in the minds of viewers present and future, this film is simply OK.

It is a fairly well-paced and fairly authentic look at the oddities and awkwardness of growing old (a topic of acquired taste UNLESS YOU ALREADY ARE OLD) and holds up really well until the last 30 minutes when the writer simply can no longer control himself, and a lot of strange and improbable and non-authentic things suddenly start to happen.

But as a vehicle for Ms. Danner's fans, it is a joy. For those with short memories, Ms. Danner brought a certain light and energy and beauty to her many films and frankly she was missed. Another IMDb reviewer perhaps sums it up better than we do -- "she is in every scene" the reviewer said, and the message was clear.

Meanwhile that aforementioned silent villain moves on. For students of film -- and of Life -- there is a short scene with Max Gail. Not only was he a major TV star in his day, but he was considered so macho that they used him for shaving commercials (which requires EXTRA testosterone.) I did not recognize him at all.


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