Autumn Spring (Babí léto) Reviews

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October 11, 2005
July 24, 2004
With its uplifting moral to stay young at heart, Autumn Spring is a bittersweet charmer about rogues, relationships and growing old.
February 2, 2004
January 2, 2004
Worth a look for anyone in the mood for a story about an old man who lives by Dylan Thomas' advice about not going gently into the night.
December 13, 2003
December 12, 2003
A gentle story of love and kindness.
December 11, 2003
A proud and optimistic testament to the youthful spirit of seniors who refuse to let such a trifle as their failed lives get in the way of a bit of fun.
December 2, 2003
A sly, wry fable about the refusal to grow old that has poignancy as well as charm.
November 21, 2003
Director Vladimir Michalek and writer Jiri Hubac deftly suggest the pathos of old age while avoiding the saccharine and the morbid.
November 21, 2003
[A] lovely comedy about old age, marriage, men and women.
November 21, 2003
A fun movie about and for old people...also happens to be a movie that young people won't be able to resist
November 15, 2003
Without resorting to schmaltz or sticky pathos, director Vladimir Michalek fashions an allegory about aging, friendship and love that equals the best American movies on those tricky subjects, from Cocoon to On Golden Pond.
November 13, 2003
A bittersweet charmer.
November 7, 2003
A fantastic vehicle for three seasoned actors given the chance to play juicy roles at this stage of their lives.
November 5, 2003
A movie that chooses not to mourn the elderly prematurely but rather celebrate the possibilities available to anyone with cunning, a wrinkled face and a lot of free time.
October 31, 2003
Director Vladimir Michalek and screenwriter Jiri Hubac manage to strike a good balance between the comic and dramatic story elements, and the story isn't quite as predictable as you might think.
October 16, 2003
The accolades are much owed to Brodsky, who builds Frantisek into the oldster we'd all like to think we'll one day become.
October 14, 2003
The kind of warm, uplifting champion-the-underdog film that studios now try to produce at any cost, a subgenre of world cinema that has been reduced to a formula.... Autumn Spring is the wonderful real deal.
September 26, 2003
Though the story line seems grim at times, it's always made lighter by Brodsky's gentle, often hilarious presence.
September 26, 2003
Marks an expansively funny memorial for Brodsky.
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