Chatham (The Golden Boys) (2009)
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Average Rating: 3.2/10
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Adapted from Joseph C. Lincoln's best-selling novel Can'n Eri, this gentle tale of three retired sea captains living together and looking to get their house in order features an all-star cast including David Carradine, Rip Torn, Bruce Dern, and Mariel Hemingway. The story begins in turn of the century Cape Cod, where Captain Jerry Burgess (Torn), Captain Perez (Dern), and Captain Zeb (Carradine) decide that the only way to get their house in order is for one of them to get married. When no one
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It seems particularly perverse to take actors who helped develop the '60's thesping style of hang-loose, semi-improvisational immediacy and stick them in a creaky period piece glazed with arch gentility and ersatz quaintness.
The Golden Boys is an object lesson in how to squander a seasoned cast, a charming premise and a breathtaking location.
Trying to sit through The Golden Boys is like trudging across the Cape Cod sand in galoshes during a nor'easter with a mule on your back.
Aside from the occasional magical shot or affecting actor moment, it's a film whose poverty betrays most every frame.
You can feel yourself growing older in the 90 minutes it takes to watch this horrid piece of filmed dinner theater.
The three vets are a delight to watch, even if the movie around them remains soggy.
This tale of three codgery sea captains looking for a wife is not all that romantic, or especially comic.
Taking place in 1905, this harmless serving of maritime malarkey may also boast the most liver spots on screen since Cocoon.
peddles safe humor that's mashed up and spoon-fed to an audience craving toothless comedy
Picturesque if plodding indie romantic comedy about three salty dogs in 1905 Cape Cod who bring in a would-be bride to keep house.
All the admirable shipyard textures and thespian marquee value can't fog the fact that while peaceful, The Golden Boys is about as thrilling as an Abe Simpson bedtime story.
Imagine! It's an amusing, high-spirited romantic picture about senior citizens. What will they think of next?
The Golden Boys, writer-director Daniel Adams's adaptation of Joseph Lincoln's novel Cap'n Eri, could just as easily be called Grumpy Old Sea-Men or Two Brides for Three Salty Seadogs.
The sheer delight of this salty boy talk elder outing, is lifelong fierce courage on the high seas but acute commitment panic when females are around. While the male angst tragic ties surfacing between Rip Torn and David Carradine, are fatefully linked.
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