The film begins with upbeat music and what appears to be a comedy-of-errors setup, but it becomes so much more, bringing us through dark territory with wit, anger and grace, becoming in the end a much fuller tale for it.
A wonderful movie for grown-ups. The small gem treats some big issues without ever becoming loud or maudlin. We come to learn that Kline has inherited more from one parent or the other than the Paris apartment he goes to sell. The more is pretty deep stuff, deftly handled by superb writing and acting.
What a wonderful character-driven story as they peel away their outer shells to reveal their pains and sorrows. Great acting, which is no surprise being that the primary actors are oscar winners or oscar nominated. Could have been a sad story, but kindness between strangers makes it a triumphant story.
My Old Lady isn’t the tart slice of dessert that its initial scenes suggest it might be. In fact, it only becomes truly compelling in its second half, as Horovitz drives toward darker material and farther away from the light.
This is much more than a comedy, which the trailer tries to make out it is. The first section of the film is indeed funny, though as the film progresses the humour becomes darker as we take a trip into the human psyche. What Izrael Horovitz gives the audience is a brilliant insight into family and how well do you really know them? He also gives you the moral of, whatever you do in life it has a consequence and it may not be a good one. Even though the film gets a little darker, it does only slip into a bittersweet melancholy and doesn't go so dark that people will turn off and the director does the change so subtly, within the story, you barely notice the change; it's so natural. I really liked this film. Well worth a watch.
Boo hoo, my daddy/mummy didn't love me and messed up my life!
Boring self-indulgent psychobabble-drama. Take all the worst excesses of Woody Allen and Richard Curtis and you get a Frankenstein monster called Israel Horovitz.