All Together is precisely the sort of picture that many have been missing from Hollywood.
It's too bad the filmmaker felt the need to lighten his unvarnished observations about aging with "cute" stuff.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A dour Gallic comedy about five septuagenarian friends living comfortably in the outskirts of Paris who decide to share a house rather than move into retirement homes.
The film's central performances reflect both its celebration of age and a sense of wistfulness.
Minutes and minutes of cute comedy ensue.
| Original Score: 2/4
The acting is solid, and the maturity of vision mixed with humor should appeal to the same audience that turned The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel into such an unexpected runaway hit.
| Original Score: 3/4
Well-acted and directed, with melancholy grooved insights that will only be news to the young and narcissistic, Together is a pleasant way to while away an afternoon and see some old pros in great form.
You can't help but get caught up in the shenanigans, and it's mostly thanks to the film's two luminous leading ladies.
| Original Score: 3/5
As middling comedies go, the French approach has certain virtues. If good wine and long talks with friends can't prevent the inevitable, at least they make the waiting more tolerable.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
And If We All Lived Together? is just fine as it is.