My rating: 7
IMDB rating: 6.6
Watching a Meryl Streep-movie is always worth while, even a romantic comedy such as this film. Here, she teams up with other actor veterans Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.
Just to re-emphasise Streep’s status as the goddess of all things film, she joins the cast with two actors know for their comedic work in both film and television, and end up outshining them in the comedy section.
This ‘backward’ kind of coming-of-age plot that this film sports can also be placed with feminist critique as it chronicles the sexual emancipation of a middle-aged woman.
What I liked most about the film was the ending, because it certainly did not end up being a ‘happy ending’-type of narrative. No, in fact, this emancipation of the woman keeps being the focus and the only ‘happy ending’ is the fact that she retains her new-found status as an individual, self-dependant woman.
This film certainly has its charms; except for the stunning Streep, there are more than a few laugh out loud moments, some heartfelt family love and several reminders of when RomComs were still fun and good enough to watch.
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