“" What a total waste of time and talents - mine, hers and the whole cast and crew.
“ But, if you have something more exciting to do, like sleeping, do that.
“ Ironically, it's Starr and Ackerman, the youngest members of the main cast, who lack the energy to make their characters compelling.
“ As a baby boomer myself, I found it all pointless and rather off-putting.
“Granted, the story illustrates some truths about love and aging, including a painfully clichéd speed date session, but it was like a bland soup and left us groping - in vain - for spice and meat.
“It's a bit sombre in parts granted, but ultimately worth watching, beautifully acted and often touching.
“ Yet love is unexpected and uncertain you never know when and where your gonna find it.
“ The film is about a woman called Carol (Blythe Danner), who is a lonely widow, who doesn't have anything exciting happening in her life, so from an entertainment point of view, the storyline was going nowhere fast.
“'Carol, a widow, loses her dog, realises that life can take some unexpected turns, she tries speed dating, strikes up a friendship with her pool maintenance man Lloyd and begins pursuing a new romance with the charismatic and rather forward Bill.
“ I'm scratching my head trying to figure out why people try to sugar coat this one; this is in my top 5 worst movies of all time.
“ There's some uninteresting crap that happens.
“ Soon passion and sparks of romance happen between Bill and Carol it's really fun and engaging!
“ Boring and depressing - glad i got it free from the library (SPOILERS) .
“4 Big Yawns
“ I liked how the story uplifted after the part where she loses her dog and returns back to an empty home where she sees the pool guy waiting.
“ The rest of the story is depressing and/or boring.
“ Then her dog dies - the one really touching scene in the movie - she meets a pool boy (alas no sparks fly, more like ashes blowing in the wind) - then a handsome engaging age- appropriate man (Elliott) with predictable results...
“ Pointless .
“ Review: This movie had a couple of funny moments but most of it was pretty boring.
“ Hence her being so frozen, so dull, so lifeless and just plain two-dimensional just doesn't ring true.
“ Except, the dialogue they came up with was banal and ordinary to the point of embarrassment.
“ I think it's worth watching, as long as you know what you're getting, and as long as you keep your eyes focused on Danner.
“As a woman bogged down in her life with the memory of a husband killed in a plane crash 20 years before, a dog that she just put to sleep and a bunch of wily friends living near her at a senior center, Danner seems to be plodding along as life is passing her by.
“ 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.
“ While they are seemingly in good health most have fallen into dreary routines.
“ After he "leaves", all she has left are her terminally boring friends, adopting an old dog with a couple more years and going to the karaoke bar and drinking until it's her turn.
“ ***SPOILER*** This movie is about a self-absorbed, uninteresting, once-upon-a-time great beauty who seems not to have heard of fashion after the year 1990.
“ Unfortunately, Martin Starr is unable to convey much as Lloyd, a rather bland and boring character with an almost insultingly simple character arc.
“ My GF and I - about the same age as the principal characters - searched in vain for engaging plot, interesting characters, revealing scenes, insight, something to save this movie...
“ Still in the end as life is unexpected and uncertain just with life and love Carol will again have to take a new direction and new path.
“ I wasted 2 hours of my life that I will NEVER get back after reading the reviews and then watching this vapid, dull, insipid movie.
“ The story is pointless - a widowed woman of 20 years just ambling though life with her best friend - her dog.
“ It's too slow moving, with too much air and malingering on weepy faces for that.
“ The rest is simply boring, shallow and often just plain stupid in the scriptwriting.
“ If that's the case, you will learn more about friendship having a drink with your mates than watching this utterly boring flick.
“ very enjoyable .
“ Watching paint dry .
“ If you can get past the scenes with Hazel the Labrador, chances are you'd quite enjoy this movie, if it's what you're expecting, it's a kind of coming of age (mature that is) film.
“ It's needed to: 1) run the house that looks like an ad for Pottery Barn, including a pool and pool boy, 2) land the loaded boyfriend who fake-smokes expensive cigars, drives a fancy car and ginormous yacht, and lives at the expensive senior home with three of the most boring, empty, "senior" female friends ever written for the screen, or for that matter, any medium.