In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discover that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Danner) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman).
I've noticed some of you commenting on the fact that Hazel the dog is referred to as a male. Guess what? Hazel is a boy dog. It is quite evident, early on, that Hazel is a male. Hence why the vet refers to him using male pronouns. Why he is he called Hazel is anyone's guess. Nice to see Max Gail as one of the speed daters. This genre is not typically my favourite, but I had to go simply to see Blythe and Sam pairing up. For me, I doubt it will eave a lasting impression, however it was an entertaining and heartfelt story of seniors - and we need to see our generation represented more accurately and passionately in film. I've always loved Blythe Danner, she is an actor that conveys much physical and emotional depth. I hope to see her in more and more roles.
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