Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 31
  2. Negative: 12 out of 31

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User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 27, 2014
    5
    This is one of those films with a generic title that's destined to fade into mediocrity. Michael Douglas plays the cranky, self-centered oldThis is one of those films with a generic title that's destined to fade into mediocrity. Michael Douglas plays the cranky, self-centered old man whose heart is softened when he's visited by the granddaughter he never knew about. Toss in Diane Keaton as the sweet, slightly sassy woman next door and you have a formula that's painfully predictable. Surprisingly, his conversion to caring takes place quickly and the conflict turns to their romance. Douglas manages to land a few zingers, Frances Sternhagen (as the cantankerous friend) has the best lines and Keaton sings a couple of lovely songs. While this is lite on laffs, the leads' personalities may make it appealing to mature audiences looking for innocuous blandness. Full Review »
  2. Dec 28, 2014
    4
    Michael Douglas plays the typical old guy who is angry at the world because he lost his wife. In a predictable turn his heart is softened byMichael Douglas plays the typical old guy who is angry at the world because he lost his wife. In a predictable turn his heart is softened by the appearance of the granddaughter he didn't know existed, as well as his neighbor who is played by Diane Keaton. It takes all the expected turns these types of movies do.

    Surprisingly the predictability isn't it's biggest flaw. It's how boring it all is. Every now and then it will toss out a chuckle worthy joke or moment, but for the most part it's just slow and drawn out scenes of these actors playing characters we've all seen before and acting out the same emotions we've also all seen before.

    While this formula has worked before it just doesn't here. The characters aren't interesting enough to be cared about, so the movie never strikes the emotional cords it needs to. The nature of this film means it is sure to resonate with a certain, probably small audience. However the majority of viewers are most likely going to be better off looking for something more original and involving. My total score for the movie is a 4.8/10.
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  3. Dec 28, 2014
    7
    The movie is carried by its two leads who are quite pleasant to watch. While is not wildly original, it is still a nice story. There is a goodThe movie is carried by its two leads who are quite pleasant to watch. While is not wildly original, it is still a nice story. There is a good balance between witty banter and actual drama. Full Review »