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I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)

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Critic Consensus: I'll See You in My Dreams would be worth watching even if Blythe Danner's central performance was all it had going for it, but this thoughtful drama satisfies on multiple levels.

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In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Danner) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman). C) Bleecker Street
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PG-13 (for sexual material, drug use and brief strong language)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Bleecker Street

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Cast

Blythe Danner
as Carol Petersen
June Squibb
as Georgina
Malin Akerman
as Katherine Petersen
Aarti Mann
as Dr. DaSilva
Mark Adair-Rios
as Exterminator
Max Gail
as Carl
Arthur Roberts
as Speed Dater 1
Harold Cannon-Lopez
as Speed Dater 2
Vic Polizos
as Speed Dater 3
Michael Yama
as Speed Dater 4
Kevin Wheatley
as Bartender
Shoniqua Shandai
as Checkout Girl
Reid Scott
as Officer Shumaker
Linda Lee McBride
as Female Bartender
Patricia Belcher
as Shelter Worker
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Critic Reviews for I'll See You in My Dreams

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (33)

Avoids the obvious, delivering a bittersweet observational drama which pulls the heartstrings.

Full Review… | February 9, 2016
Time Out
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[Danner is] clearly having a ball with this character.

Full Review… | June 7, 2015
Seattle Times
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A touching, funny and thoughtful film that trades in honesty rather than artifice.

Full Review… | June 4, 2015
Detroit News
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I'll See You in My Dreams is delicate and nuanced, with writing that rejects, or at least reshapes, the cliches of movies about people facing the glare of their sunset years.

Full Review… | June 4, 2015
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The film cleverly uses the conventions more typical of romantic comedies several decades its junior ...

Full Review… | May 29, 2015
Globe and Mail
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Danner is probably the main reason to see the movie, and her screen presence is impressive; she's an actor who manages to bring gravitas to any role, and that includes her work in goofy things like Ben Stiller's Meet the Parents series.

Full Review… | May 28, 2015
Toronto Sun
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Audience Reviews for I'll See You in My Dreams

½

A patchwork quilt of wish fulfillment and dream for all the single ladies out there, the senior single ladies. Blythe Danner is our ever elegant surrogate in this day trip to Autumn, a wineglass never far from her graceful fingers, and capably aided by friends Mary Kay Place and Rhea Perlman. The highlight: Danner's version of the delectable "Cry Me A River". Like many of the dreams of filmdom though no hair is ever out of place, and even an intrusive rodent seems tame and Disney- fied.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Beautiful from start to finish, "I'll See You in My Dreams" follows Carol, a middle-aged woman who recently lost her dog, and is still getting over her late husband of 20 years. Following her as she learns to let go of certain aspects of here life and welcome in new people is just an amazing viewing experience. Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott share fantastic chemistry, as does Martin Starr. Essentially, this picture is about learning to let go, let in, and learn about life in general. There are so many hidden messages about life throughout this film, that it will demand multiple viewings. With extremely believable dialogue, superb direction, and brilliant performances, "I'll See You in My Dreams" may be in the tight race for my favourite film of 2015. This is as simple of a premise as you can get, but the maturity level of screenplay is cranked up to eleven, which makes it that much more engaging. To me, this little film is a revelation, I (to put it bluntly), cannot find a single thing to complain about. "I'll See You in My Dreams" is beautiful.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Blythe Danner gives a real nice performance as the widow in search of some human touch but it is Martin Starr that really shines in this very enjoyable movie. His Lloyd the pool boy is a truly nuanced and heart-felt turn for the comedic actor (as we witnessed in Freaks & Geeks, Party Down and all the Aptow movies). I want to be Sam Elliott. (8--1-15)

John C
John C

Super Reviewer

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