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Still Mine (2013)

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93

Average Rating: 7.3/10
Reviews Counted: 58
Fresh: 54 | Rotten: 4

James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold are outstanding in this tender, affecting, insightful drama about the bonds and sacrifices of marriage.

91

Average Rating: 7.6/10
Critic Reviews: 23
Fresh: 21 | Rotten: 2

James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold are outstanding in this tender, affecting, insightful drama about the bonds and sacrifices of marriage.

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In his first lead role after decades of playing supporting characters, James Cromwell gives a tour de force performance in STILL MINE, an exquisitely crafted and deeply affecting love story about a couple in their twilight years. Based on true events and laced with wry humor, STILL MINE tells the heartfelt tale of Craig Morrison (Academy Award (R) nominee Cromwell), who comes up against the system when he sets out to build a more suitable house for his ailing wife Irene (Academy Award (R)

PG-13,

Drama

Michael McGowan

May 6, 2014

$1.2M

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All Critics (58) | Top Critics (23) | Fresh (54) | Rotten (4)

Growing old together can't be easy, but in this case, it's certainly beautiful.

August 30, 2013 Full Review Source: Detroit News
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Writer-director Michael McGowan covers all the bases here -- the long-standing romance between the aging couple, the hovering concerns of their son and daughter, the constant head-butting with the building inspector -- with well-paced confidence.

August 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Denver Post
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Writer-director Michael McGowan (Saint Ralph) shows affinity for the subtle undercurrents of a long, happy marriage, but the friction between Cromwell and the government bureaucracy stays one-note.

August 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Bring a handkerchief, or possibly a bedsheet, to "Still Mine"; this fact-based, beautifully acted drama could wring tears from a brick.

August 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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[A] tough-minded tearjerker, based on a true story ...

August 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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It is about a husband and wife, partners through six decades, grappling with issues of aging, and how to spend what time together remains with grace and dignity.

August 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A bittersweet winner-driven by the strong performances and sharply observed nuances in both McGowan's script and direction.

June 27, 2014 Full Review Source: Windy City Times
Windy City Times

Still together, and still in love

November 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Habit
Movie Habit

Written and directed with an uncommon straightforwardness...

October 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Lovely performances by Cromwell and Bujold, as well as those playing their extended family of children and friends, are understated yet truthful. And it's good to be reminded that love that withstands a lifetime is a most precious thing.

September 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

In essence, it's a TV movie with all the simplifications that suggests. But it's a TV movie raised to something more by Cromwell and Bujold.

September 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Hopefully, [James] Cromwell will have more highlights in the December of his years, but Still Mine is one to be proud of.

September 6, 2013 Full Review Source: AspectRatio.us
AspectRatio.us

Still Mine is sentimental and often hokey, but it's a wonderful showcase for veteran character actor Cromwell.

September 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly
Las Vegas Weekly

When Still Mine's title reflects the sincerity and adoration we witness between two very private people - rather than a declaration of ownership - McGowan's movie is worthy of the wonderful cast he's attracted.

September 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Takes full advantage of the ornery authority and distinctive Thomas Hart Bentonesque physiognomy of its star, James Cromwell, in a rare lead role.

August 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

An Occupy Wall Street supporter is part of the most conservative indie film you'll see all year. Still Mine is a heartbreaking classic no matter your ideology, though.

August 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
Big Hollywood

The man-against-the-system story is good and hopeful, but the love story between senior citizens is the reason to watch "Still Mine."

August 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Like his character, Cromwell has the timber to build great things and make it last.

August 2, 2013 Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger
The Patriot Ledger

Still Mine mourns days gone by without being mawkish and meditates on age without being maudlin.

August 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Oregonian
Oregonian

It's a tender, sharply observed drama.

August 1, 2013 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Audience Reviews for Still Mine

This was unexpectedly gorgeous Canadian romantic drama which was originally released under the title Still at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Written and directed by Michael McGowan based on a true story, the film stars James Cromwell as Craig Morrison. His story is set in rural St. Martins, New Brunswick and he is a farmer living with a wife losing her memory. He decides to build a new house that caring for her can be more manageable but he has to battle a government bureaucrat (Jonathan Potts). The battle for the right to build a new house for his ailing wife Irene (Geneviève Bujold) is almost becoming ridiculous because the government keeps demanding compliance with the building laws without even checking the house... the certificats and stamps are more important than human life!

It is a warm story of a senior love with the realities of aging that falls right in the middle, no excess on sweetness. I think that most seniors and families affected by Alzheimer's will find much to identify with and to enjoy even more... I use to be a carer for a person affected by it and I know how frustrating could be, testing all boundaries.

It seems that the critics agree with me because the film garnered seven nominations at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Cromwell), Best Actress (Bujold), Best Original Screenplay (McGowan), Best Cinematography (Brendan Steacy), Best Editing (Roderick Deogrades) and Best Original Score (Hugh Marsh, Don Rooke and Michelle Willis). Cromwell won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.

If you like good acting, true story with its ups and downs, and a real love between two people being together over 60 years, please check this film which is for everyone who doesn't believe in bureaucracy!
September 27, 2013
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