Late Bloomers

Late Bloomers

Late Bloomers

Isabella Rossellini and William Hurt are a couple struggling to adjust to retirement in this romantic comedy-drama. From writer/director Julie Gavras (Blame it on Fidel).

Adam (Hurt) is a London-based architect horrified to find himself the recipient of an award that suggests he's reached the end of his career. Meanwhile, his wife Mary (Rossellini), taken aback by an unexpected health scare, sets a course of radical action in league with her vivacious best friend Charlotte (Joanna Lumley). As the married couple respond to their twilight years in unpredictable ways, infuriating each other in the process, their three adult children plot to find ways to keep them together.

201195 minsFrance, Belgium, UKEnglish and Italian with English subtitles
DramaRomance
82%
want to see

Reviews & comments

witty script

The leading actors show strong performance. A lovely movie that asks for fine-tuned listening and some emotional intelligence to be understood.

4.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

She (Rossellini) is radiant in a profoundly ordinary and believable way, as always, and stirs up generational pathos all by herself.

0
Variety

Variety

press

While the world could certainly use more films about characters entering their sunset years, a solution as toothless and saggy as Julie Gavras' Late Bloomers does little to help the cause.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Extra discredit to the embarrassingly jaunty score by Sodi Marciszewer, which should be taken behind the recording studio and shot.

1.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As more characters, including the couple's three children - enter the picture, Late Bloomers loses its narrative thread and becomes so choppy that you have the sense that it was butchered during the editing process.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An uneven but touching comedy with a cheery score that sounds too much like whistling on the way past the graveyard.

0
New York Post

New York Post

press

Moves at a poky pace even by American indie standards. But it's worth checking out for the fine cast...

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

As a portrait of aging, Late Bloomers is a little too easy, but its cast makes it worth a look, even so.

0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

She (Rossellini) is radiant in a profoundly ordinary and believable way, as always, and stirs up generational pathos all by herself.

0
Variety

Variety

press

While the world could certainly use more films about characters entering their sunset years, a solution as toothless and saggy as Julie Gavras' Late Bloomers does little to help the cause.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Extra discredit to the embarrassingly jaunty score by Sodi Marciszewer, which should be taken behind the recording studio and shot.

1.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As more characters, including the couple's three children - enter the picture, Late Bloomers loses its narrative thread and becomes so choppy that you have the sense that it was butchered during the editing process.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An uneven but touching comedy with a cheery score that sounds too much like whistling on the way past the graveyard.

0
New York Post

New York Post

press

Moves at a poky pace even by American indie standards. But it's worth checking out for the fine cast...

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

As a portrait of aging, Late Bloomers is a little too easy, but its cast makes it worth a look, even so.

0

witty script

The leading actors show strong performance. A lovely movie that asks for fine-tuned listening and some emotional intelligence to be understood.

4.0
0