31 October 2009 | selffamily
This is another of those well kept secrets that the movie world hide from us. Heaven only knows why. I found it almost by accident and started watching in trepidation, after all, the star rating it had been given was quite low. At first I didn't recognise Liza Minnelli, but when I did (albeit only a few seconds) I was amazed and impressed. As a previous writer has said, we forget she is an Oscar-deserving actor sometimes because we see her type cast so often. Shirley Maclaine seems to have become type cast now as a grumpy old girl, which is a shame because she does crazy so well too! Kathy Bates' cameo was lovely and the younger woman carried her role well too (sorry, bad with names). In all a well done, subtle and enjoyable film. I shall no doubt seek it out again.