Late Bloomers Reviews

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Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
½ June 22, 2015
"Late Bloomers" has a good cast, namely William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini as a married couple growing nearer to 60 while facing challenges in life, namely his struggling architecture practice and her wanting to volunteer at pretty much anything.(That's not to mention very fine support from Simon Callow and Joanna Lumley.) But the movie is so scattershot that it lacks much in the way of a consistent story, or really any kind of meaningful insights.
Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
½ June 22, 2015
"Late Bloomers" has a good cast, namely William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini as a married couple growing nearer to 60 while facing challenges in life, namely his struggling architecture practice and her wanting to volunteer at pretty much anything.(That's not to mention very fine support from Simon Callow and Joanna Lumley.) But the movie is so scattershot that it lacks much in the way of a consistent story, or really any kind of meaningful insights.
½ September 22, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014

(2012) Late Bloomers
DRAMA/ COMEDY

At the opening centers on an older couple of Adam (William Hurt) and Mary (Isabella Rossellini) residing London, England doing their routine thing. And after the two made out, it appears that Mary had suffered a short memory relapse, and had decided to have herself get checked out. It was then suggested by her doctorate friends that perhaps she should join on one of those exercise clubs to stimulate herself. And it was about that time, is when the Isabella Rossellini character begin to become annoying. It's when she start to make 'conditions' both for her husband as well as herself. To the extent of her husband quitting the job he loves of an accomplished architect just so he can 'act' old as they should've been. And as soon as he refuses, they start to separate. And then it becomes this silly thing when their already successful grown up children later finding out about their separation, putting their own careers on hold so that they can get their parents to go back together again. Narrow mindedly, much of the movie refuses to make the point that you're only as old as you feel. I think the movie did point it out at some point but it didn't do anything to enhance the movie on any way. Maybe in London, England some older people, or retirees feel like useless and stuff, but here in North America, it is usually custom to have parents of underage children being looked after by grandparents since 1)parents are usually busy working in their jobs, and 2) having grandparents looking after their grand children saves parents money from babysitting costs, which this film for some reason refuses to address. I guess, it's because the parents got nannies to look after them.

1 star out of 4
½ May 9, 2013
Late Bloomers promises more than it delivers. One might expect seasoned professionals like Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt to deliver nuanced, heartfelt performances, they simply march through the poorly written, silly script in which their hearts are absent. They are tired of their lifestyle in the film. We are tired of them by film's end. Two words -- don't bother!
½ April 28, 2013
As a movie that talks about getting old and how people differ in how to deal with it, I'm not able to empathize. Maybe I'll appreciate the movie when I reach 60. But for now, I'm clearly not its target market.
½ August 21, 2012
Watchable, but a little flat in it's delivery. The leads are good, but the material just isn't strong enough and old age is made to be utterly depressing.
June 3, 2012
Seeing this tonight at the local Bijou. The cast looks interesting.
December 23, 2011
Julie Gavras conta uma história simples e gostosa de assistir, depois de escolher bem seu elenco. Para mim, Isabella Rossellini e Doreen Mantle iluminam qualquer filme.
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