- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 5, 2012
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Miramax Echo Bridge
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 11/28/1996
"...[A] sweetly funny and touching film..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/1997
"...Mature....[A] sensitive piece of work..."
Variety - 09/02/1996
"...Charming and full of compassion....So well structured and accomplished that it projects an aura of freshness..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/01/1996
"...Nick Cassavetes reveals the influence of his father, and he's certainly learned the importance of depth of character form both parents, Yet you have the feeling in this tender, often funny film that this Cassavetes is definitely his own man..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 02/14/1997
"...A film of gentleness and low-key romance....Like his father, Nick Cassavetes has made a movie about a slice of life..."
A heartwarming tale of a woman's solution to the perplexing crossroads of middle age. After her children have moved out, a maturing widow befriends a younger neighbor and her son and learns that life in one's later years does not have to be a slow fade into twilight.
This poignant film explores the various relationships in the life of Mildred, a middle-aged benevolent widow. Mildred is having problems relating to her rebellious daughter, so she begins a friendship with abused mom Monica, and in particular, Monica's young son. Later, Mildred forms a bond with Big Tommy, a French truck driver who develops a serious crush on her. The ups and downs of these relationships teach the already wise Mildred a few more things about life -- and about herself.
Character Study |
Family Interaction |
- Directorial debut for actor Nick Cassavetes, son of John Cassavetes and actress Gena Rowlands.
- Color by Foto-kem.
- Shown at the 1996 Montreal and Toronto Film Festivals.
- Released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles November 1, 1996.