Clarius Entertainment | Release Date: July 25, 2014
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TVJerryJul 27, 2014
This 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 DianeThis 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. Expand
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TheQuietGamerDec 28, 2014
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 by the appearance of the granddaughter he didn't know existed, as well as his neighbor who is played 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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beingryanjudeNov 24, 2014
And So It Goes continuously wishes it were another top-notch Nancy Meyers flick. It undoubtedly misses that mark--but some of it actually works. Diane Keaton's singing is surprisingly wonderful and a lovely touch.
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csw12Dec 28, 2014
A mostly bland film that offers nothing to really hate or anything to really like. And So it goes is a watchable movie that provides a few decent laughs here and there.
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GreatMartinJul 25, 2014
Walking into the movie theatre to see "And So It Goes" directed by Rob Reiner, starring Michael Douglas as a widower, who no one likes, and Diane Keaton as a widow wanting to have a career as a lounge singer, who irritate each other, is allWalking into the movie theatre to see "And So It Goes" directed by Rob Reiner, starring Michael Douglas as a widower, who no one likes, and Diane Keaton as a widow wanting to have a career as a lounge singer, who irritate each other, is all you have to know about the story of the movie.
You see the jokes coming yet smile and you know Reiner is going to manipulate your tears which will flow and there isn't any surprise about the ending because the movie is what you expect and what you want.
"And So It Goes" is the antithesis of the 20+ sequels and remakes with robots, car crashes, apes, vampires, bomb burstings, fights, special effects, etc.
Douglas and Keaton play roles they can do in their sleep but keep it fresh while Sterling Jerins, as the granddaughter Douglas didn't know he had and Frances Sternhagen represnting the 'old' generation as Douglas's work partner add to the screen whenever they appear.
Austin Lysy, as Jerin's father, and Andy Karl as another of Douglas's co-workers, in under-witten roles do better than their roles deserve.
The screenwriter, Mark Andrus, and director Rob Reiner bring to the screen what their audience wants but I am still trying to figure out what the 12 executive producers did!
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JLuis_001Sep 16, 2018
A film that feels totally manufactured and directed by Nancy Meyers but was not made by Nancy Meyers.
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