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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.

Vi­o­let Crown. (Jonathan Richards)

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