Two people in a small American town - one who spends his life preparing for a disaster which may never come. and the other spending time shopping for things she may never use - will try to find love whilst not trying not to get lost in each other's stuff.
John Lithgow was born in Rochester, NY, where most of the movie was filmed. See more »
Ed gives Ronnie a flower bouquet composed of red flowers, which subsequently becomes a bouquet with white and yellow flowers. See more »
[talking to his son on the phone]
What I'm saying is that it's more than what it seems, that's all. Much more.
People don't know, because they're too busy with their game shows and football and silliness to take the time to look and read and figure it all out. Who is it that said, "Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see"? These are interesting times we're living in. That's another saying. Chinese. Actually, it's a curse. All you have to do is look and learn to connect...
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Sap alert: yes this is a geriatric romance of the old fashioned variety, but it has enough little detours to make it work. The exceptional acting from John Lithgow and Blythe Danner doesn't hurt.
As an aging, secretive survivalist know it all, Ed spends most of his time on conspiracy internet boards, that is until he spies Ronnie at the local grocery store. Courting ensues, with all the magic and hurdles that come with any relationship.
Turns out there's more than one secret to be revealed which threatens a future for these lonely souls, and though the plot line is paint by numbers, there's a sweet innocence that saves this film. A bit of an unexpected ending helps wrap the whole thing up with a lovely bow.
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