Late Bloomers Reviews
(2012) Late Bloomers
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
A bland love story about people fighting over whether or not they're willing to be what they already are.
Une belle comédie touchante et amusante que voilà. William Hurt et Isabella Rossellini sont parfaits dans leurs personnages qui réagissent chacun de manière extrême. Outre les scènes dédiées au rire (téléphone à grosses touches, baignoire avec poignée, séance d'aquagym etc.) et à la réflexion (volontariat pour les retraités pour les garder « actifs »), on nous y montre aussi l'importance que le regard de la société peut avoir sur les individus, et combien il est difficile de vouloir à tout prix ranger chacun dans une catégorie propre, alors que nous sommes tous différents. J'ai bien rigolé et ai réellement apprécié ce petit instant tout plaisant de cinéma.
Le charme d'Isabella Rossellini et de William Hurt assumant leurs rides sans aucun artifices nous donne l'espoir de leur ressembler un jour, entourÃ (C)s de seconds rÃ´les caustiques tels Joanna Lumley ("Chapeau Melon..." et "Absolutely Fabulous") en frustrÃ (C)e branchÃ (C)e et Simon Callow en pathÃ (C)tique Ã (C)ternel playboy rÃ (C)duit Ã payer pour le sexe puisqu'incapable d'avoir construit une relation, les personnages s'ajoutent au plaisir d'apprendre cette belle leÃ§on de vie!