Thursday, May 16, 2013

Still Mine

Director: Michael McGowan

Starring: James Cromwell, Geneviève Bujold

Craig Morrison (James Cromwell) is a sturdy, stubborn, and practical octogenarian who decides to build a house for his Alzheimer’s-afflicted wife Irene (Geneviève Bujold). He wants to finish the framing so he and Irene can grow old in the same house together, without endangering her fragile health. Hampered by local building regulations and no support from his immediate family the simple task becomes an epic endevour for a proud and directed fellow. Based on the true events the movie is slow and meticulously crafted as it plays out a story of old traditions versus new rules, youth versus decrepitude, and loving denial versus responsible acceptance. Marvelous performances from the main characters and would not be surprised if there are Oscar nominations for Still Mine.

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