May 29, 2015 at 10:53 pm #187273
Out in even more theaters this weekend, Bleeker Street’s 2nd film after Danny Collins is I’ll See You in My Dreams staring Blythe Danner, Sam Elliot, Rhea Perlman, June Squibb, Mary Kay Place, Malin Akerman, Reid Scott, and Martin Starr.May 29, 2015 at 10:55 pm #187275
Such a delightful film in every way. Blythe Danner is radiant and lovable as Carol who is pretty much in every scene of this movie and you know why because it’s a performance that you can’t take your eyes off of. Right off the gate, the movie just lets out a scene that makes you want to ball your eyes out but picks back up with delightful scenes with Carol and her new pool boy played spectacularly by Martin Starr. I could watch these two talk all day their chemistry was that wonderful. It kind of threw me off because the trailers make you think this movie’s focus would be more on Blythe Danner and Sam Elliot’s relationship but it really is more centered around Danner and Starr at first. But when Sam Elliot comes along, you will smile and it will make your heart warm. The movie is actually more dramatic than comedic leaving the comedy to the pros Rhea Perlman, June Squibb, and Mary Kay Place. Malin Akerman and Reid Scott have great small parts that I wish were longer but were worth their time. The movie kind of plays out like a play with Blythe focused on a friendship in the first act and a relationship in the second but it flows so well and makes you want to stay with these characters longer than the movie. I thought the movie could have been a little more funnier with the light tone it was providing and I wanted more scenes with the girls and with Malin Akerman in mother/daughter bonding scenes but overall in this summer of explosions and sequels, this is definitely the best alternative if that’s not your thing. Even if those are your thing, this is such a warm and loving movie that will make you want to hug the person sitting next to you in the theater. Also I’m not 100% sure if the song sung at the very end and then again in the credits is original or just a cover but if it is original, I would love to see it get a nomination for Original Song. Really beautifully written and summed up the movie. I suspect that the Globes will take this movie as a Comedy so I hope Danner is remembered by the end of the year. After seeing this, you’ll scratch your head why Danner isn’t a bigger star headlining more movies like this. 4 1/2 starsMay 30, 2015 at 6:41 am #187276
Off-topic post, but I was in Brooklyn at a Movie Trivia Contest the week that his was coming out. Our hostess apparently is friends with director Brett Haley from college, so she had him come in to read through a guest round of questions for the rest of us to answer. However, when Haley arrived, he told us that the round would be better served with someone more appropriate reading the questions off, and so he introduced HIS own special guest – Sam Elliott (who then proceeded to ask Haley’s questions, which were all about the career of Sam Elliott). Truly a fun time.June 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm #187277
Does anyone know if the song they sing in the movie and then during the credits called “I’ll See You in My Dreams” is an original song or a cover? I’ve been trying to A. Hunt down the song because I love it B. Try to figure it out but I don’t see any info on it anywhere because if it is original, I think that’s a real contender for Best Original Song.September 1, 2015 at 11:11 pm #187278
I watched this tonight via onDemand. Blythe Danner gives a very heartbreaking
performance worthy of some accolades. I also liked Sam Elliot and June
Squibb had some funny lines.
Does anyone know if the song they sing in the movie and then during the credits called “I’ll See You in My Dreams” is an original song or a cover? I’ve been trying to A. Hunt down the song because I love it B. Try to figure it out but I don’t see any info on it anywhere because if it is original, I think that’s a real contender for Best Original Song.
It’s an original song.
Keegan DeWitt, the film’s composer, wrote it.
Here’s some info:
http://www.cinemareview.com/production.asp?prodid=20027September 2, 2015 at 12:22 am #187279
One of the true Indie gems of the year. Sad that critics aren’t behind it /pushing it more.September 2, 2015 at 5:51 am #187280
I watched ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’ earlier tonight, and I thought it was lovely. It touched me deeply, and part of that’s because I had a very close relationship with my grandmother, and so stories like this, when done well, really effect me. Blythe Danner could not have been more perfect. She brings so much warmth to the role, but she gets to stretch when her character is being distant and somewhat acerbic, and she adds such subtle touches to her performance; it feels very lived in and true (there’s even a great scene where she and Martin Starr go to a karaoke bar and she gets to sing). I also really liked the supporting cast, especially Martin Starr. I love him on ‘Silicon Valley’, but here he gets to be really subdued, and he strikes up a friendship with Danner’s character that feels so real and sweet (they find common ground in their shared interest in drinking and music). If it weren’t written so well, and acted so perfectly, it could’ve been schmaltzy, but it’s not at all. Sam Elliott also has a really good supporting role as a handsome gentleman that wants to start a relationship with Danner, and that’s another really well written and performed relationship. The only undercooked part is a third act subplot with her daughter (played by Malin Akerman) that doesn’t really go anywhere, but it’s unobtrusive and Akerman is fine in the part. I really liked this movie. The original song is as lovely as the film, and I would like to see it get an Oscar nomination.September 2, 2015 at 9:48 am #187281
Yeah they finally released the song a month ago on iTunes. I REALLY hope it can get in. Blythe is a past Globe nominee so I think if they campaign enough, she’ll get in at the Globes