Review: My Old Lady

For some reason, the previews for My Old Lady led me to expect a comedy. Maybe with a bit of romance thrown in. Well, there was a bit of romance and a bit of comedy, but it was really a serious drama about family pain, neglect, trauma, and ultimately love.Continue Reading: Review: My Old Lady

Watch This: Trailer for My Old Lady

My Old Lady stars Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristen Scott Thomas. Kevin Kline inherits a Paris apartment from his estranged father. When he goes to France to claim it, he finds he cannot sell it until the current inhabitant – Maggie Smith – dies.

Kristen Scott Thomas plays Maggie Smith’s daughter.

That two fabulous women like Maggie Smith and Kristen Scott Thomas are identified as “old” in the film is a sad commentary on life. I suggest naming the film, “My Beautiful Lady.” But whatever you call it, I want to see it.

My Old Lady will be released in the U.S. in September. It was produced by BBC Films. Take a look at the preview.

The film is based on a play written by the screenwriter and director Israel Horovitz.

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