I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS
The great Blythe Danner is onscreen for just about all of this sweet, gentle rumination on aging, dealing with loss, and getting on with life. As Carol, a widow who lives with her dog and plays bridge with her friends (a welcome foursome filled out by Mary Kay Place, June Squibb, and Rhea Perlman), she makes her way through her days one glass of chardonnay at a time. Director and co-writer Brett Haley handles the low-key material with wit and restraint, falling for the obvious only once, in a regrettable speed-dating sequence. Sam Elliott arrives with his gravelly drawl and weathered good looks to bring some romance into her life, and Martin Starr is fine as the pool man with whom she makes an unlikely connection. PG-13. 92 minutes.
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