Our Souls at Night brings Jane Fonda and Robert Redford together again in a romance about a couple who’ve been neighbors for a long time.
Fonda and Redford have proven their chemistry time and again with films such as Barefoot in the Park, The Chase and The Electric Horseman. Whatever that chemistry is between them, this brief clip of Fonda snuggling up to Redford shows they still got it. There’s no age restriction to falling in love, and these two mean to demonstrate that.
Here’s the synopsis: “Fonda and Redford will star as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower who’ve lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbor.”
Ritesh Batra is directing. Our Souls at Night also features Judy Greer, Matthias Schoenaerts, Bruce Dern, and Phyllis Somerville. Jane Fonda and Bruce Dern have also been in films together before, most notably Coming Home.
Our Souls at Night is based on a book by the same name by Kent Haruf. It’s set in fictional town of Holt, in Eastern Colorado. Holt is a composite of the three Colorado towns where Haruf grew up: Wray, Holyoke and Yuma. I grew up not far from these three small Colorado towns myself!
When Jane Fonda kissed Debra Monk in This is Where I Leave You she commented that it was her first onscreen kiss in 25 years. Since then she’s smooched up Craig T. Nelson and Sam Elliott in Grace and Frankie. I expect to see some lip action in Our Souls at Night, don’t you? An explosion of kissing late in life. What could be better?
The film will be released both in theaters and on Netflix on September 29.
Question: If Last Tango in Halifax ever gets remade for the U.S., should Fonda and Redford play Celia and Alan?