The Time of Their Lives

The Time of Their Lives

The Time of Their Lives

Joan Collins is an ex-Hollywood star who enlists the help of a new friend to journey from London to France for her ex-lover's funeral.

Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover's funeral on glamorous French hideaway Ile-de-Re, former Hollywood siren Helen (Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a bad marriage. Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road together by coach, ferry, car and foot in a race to get to the funeral on time, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive French millionaire (Franco Nero) along the way.

2017Rating: M, Coarse language and brief nudity104 minsUK,
Comedy
79%
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Reviews & comments

Lots of laughs...A good all round movie

Recommend

Variety

Variety

press

Goldby's film does ... prove that both Collinses should have been better used over the years, even as it slightly misuses them itself.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Should be like a 'Shirley Valentine' sequel, but falls a little flat.

2.0
The Times

The Times

press

The year's first entry in the so-bad-it's-good list is The Time of Their Lives, a dramedy starring Joan Collins that had me in fits of unstoppable giggles.

1.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The whole enterprise feels like a ten bob knock-off, or a would-be remake that couldn't nab the rights.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There is a creeping and depressing awfulness to this sentimental silver-years comedy, whose silly and twee style of humour and cardboard characterisation jar with its strained moments of attempted poignancy.

1.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Writer-director Roger Goldby (Call the Midwife, Hustle) can't really escape his TV roots in this melodramatic farce.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Goldby's film does ... prove that both Collinses should have been better used over the years, even as it slightly misuses them itself.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Should be like a 'Shirley Valentine' sequel, but falls a little flat.

2.0
The Times

The Times

press

The year's first entry in the so-bad-it's-good list is The Time of Their Lives, a dramedy starring Joan Collins that had me in fits of unstoppable giggles.

1.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The whole enterprise feels like a ten bob knock-off, or a would-be remake that couldn't nab the rights.

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There is a creeping and depressing awfulness to this sentimental silver-years comedy, whose silly and twee style of humour and cardboard characterisation jar with its strained moments of attempted poignancy.

1.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Writer-director Roger Goldby (Call the Midwife, Hustle) can't really escape his TV roots in this melodramatic farce.

2.0

Lots of laughs...A good all round movie

Recommend