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Our Souls at Night (2017)

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Based on the best-selling novel written by Kent Haruf and adapted for the screen by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Fault in Our Stars), Our Souls at Night is set in Colorado and begins when Addie Moore (Jane Fonda) pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters (Robert Redford). Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they'd been neighbors for decades, but had little contact. Their children live far away and they are all alone in their big houses. She seeks to establish a connection, and make the most of the rest of the time they have.

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

The director here, Ritesh Batra, has a tendency to invest almost every shot with about 16-tons worth of portent, smothering the humanism that Redford and Fonda are working hard to put across.

September 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Fonda and Redford play this potentially sleepy material with spry, generous adroitness, genuinely listening and subtly playing off each other's reactions and body language.

September 1, 2017 | Full Review…
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Both Redford and Fonda are charming, delicate and convincing as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, the couple who find each other at the tail end of their lives. They are directed with sophistication and without a drop of melodrama or sentimentality ...

September 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Boasting the kind of star wattage that can't be hidden under all the bushels of Wal-Mart sleepwear and mom jeans that the film can muster, Fonda and Redford prove, five decades after Barefoot in the Park, that they can still generate onscreen sparks.

September 1, 2017 | Full Review…

A film destined to be forgotten in the trajectory of its protagonists. [Full review in Spanish]

September 6, 2017 | Full Review…

The results are understated, often amusing and occasionally profound.

September 5, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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