Monty Wildhorn, an alcoholic novelist of Westerns, has lost his drive. His nephew pushes him to summer in quiet Belle Isle. He begrudgingly befriends a newly single mom and her 3 girls who help him find the inspiration to write again.
Leonardo Da Vinci arrives, penniless and without a patron, in Florence after 18 years as a court artist in Milan. Desperate for funds, he reluctantly agrees to paint a Florentine housewife,... See full summary »
Aurora, a commitment-phobic party animal, meets Iranian Darian one night at a hot-dog stand in Lapland. Darian is running from death and Aurora is running from love. They need each other in order to finally stop running.
On her attempt to flee the Nazi round-up in Norway, Esther finds herself alone, on an occupied farm forced to conceal her identity; leading to a series of choices and consequences which ... See full summary »
Morgan Freeman and Dianne Keaton are credited as being the singers of some of the songs heard on the film. See more »
The central characters say (two times) that they are buying an apartment on 1st Avenue and 77th Street and when they enter the apartment (also two times) it's clearly off Amsterdam Avenue on Cathedral Parkway, which is around 110th Street in West Harlem/Morningside Heights - more than 2 miles from where they are supposed to be. These two neighborhoods don't look alike at all. See more »
Who would have thought that the whole of my life's work would be worth less than the room it was painted in?
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And, of course, a disappointment. With both Keaton and Freeman in it, you'd at least hope for if not expect a winner. They usually come across, but this time out they could have been twiddling their thumbs for the scene to finish and the entire film to come to an end. Hackneyed, stereotypical older couple who've lived on love all their life and haven't seemed to benefit from it. And even worse were the apartment seekers, one duller and more idiotic than the next. The secondary theme with a kind of terrorist was just noisy and in the way, although pretty much everything was in the way. The actors playing the stars as younger selves (Claire van der Boom as a young Keaton was spot on) were better at it and both Cynthia Nixon and Carrie Preston played well. But all in all, something that was meant to obviously be a feel good movie succeeded in making me feel worse.
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