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Still Mine (2013)

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Critic Consensus: 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) nominee Geneviève Bujold). Although Morrison uses the same methods his father, an accomplished shipbuilder, taught him, times have changed. He quickly gets blindsided by local building codes and bureaucratic officials. As Irene becomes increasingly ill - and amidst a series of stop-work orders - Craig races to finish the house. Hauled into court and facing jail, Craig takes a final stance against all odds in a truly inspirational story. (c) Samuel Goldwynmore
Rating: PG-13 (for some thematic elements and brief sensuality/partial nudity)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Michael McGowan
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 6, 2014
Box Office: $1.2M
Runtime:
Samuel Goldwyn Films - Official Site

Cast

James Cromwell
as Craig Morrison
Geneviève Bujold
as Irene Morrison
Campbell Scott
as Gary Fulton
Jonathan Potts
as Rick Daigle
George R. Robertson
as Chester Jones
Zachary Bennett
as Jeff Leblanc
Joe Pingue
as Food Terminal Employ...
Barbara Gordon
as Margaret Jones
Lewis Hodgson
as Dr. Murphy
Verlyn Plowman
as Marty Klinkenberg
Ray Landry
as Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Still Mine

All Critics (59) | Top Critics (23)

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

Full Review… | August 30, 2013
Detroit News
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 2, 2013
Denver Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 2, 2013
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Bring a handkerchief, or possibly a bedsheet, to "Still Mine"; this fact-based, beautifully acted drama could wring tears from a brick.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

[A] tough-minded tearjerker, based on a true story ...

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 1, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

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!

PantaOz
Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

I watched this movie today and I highly recommend it. I had intended to watch it as I did some wire wrapping. Not only did this capture my attention but I flubbed my project. hehe Leaving it in my Prime watch list in case I want to watch it again. <3

Wow, didn't know anything about this movie. Very powerful, emotional, movie. Good acting. Highly recommend this film.

herdapop
Dan Herda

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