Parents' Guide to

I'll See You in My Dreams

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sweet 70-something dramedy has some edgy content.

Movie PG-13 2015 92 minutes
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Here's something refreshing and very rarely seen -- a movie not only with a female lead, but one with a female lead who's over 40. And it's very good: Danner gives an amazing, truly touching performance, and writer-director Brett Haley lends the material an appealingly soft touch. Neither the tragedy nor the comedy is forced or foreshadowed too heavily. In this movie, everything -- even awkward moments -- happens naturally and gracefully.

The relationship between Carol and the much-younger Lloyd initially seems scandalous, but it turns out to be touchingly innocuous and sweet; Starr regards Danner with a genuine affection and curiosity. Even the supporting players seem to have lives; they're not just there to react to the main characters. If the movie has a failing, it's the rather flat, artless look of the cinematography, but even that doesn't detract from the wonderful characters.

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