15 May 2015 | Peter22060
VERY FUNNY SCRIPTING OF a 21st Century happening
I find the performances of Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin terrific. I think the criticism of the acting is a misunderstanding of possible real life circumstances. Sam Waterston's character is probably what you might expect from someone married thirty five years, and in the same relationship for twenty years... my dull life continues. Martin Sheen seems to make his character more "Birdcage" and is not quite as enthusiastic as I would expect in view of "the odd couples'" engagement.
I loved Lily Tomlin's beach scene. It reminded me of a scene from the movie CONNIE AND CARLA. The two women will carry this show. Their performances in NINE TO FIVE have given them the cooperative experience to make this show work.
For an audience which contain millennial, their heads and sexuality views are expecting too much from characters that are in their seventies.
I don't know any senior same sex marrieds, but I would assume they have the same lives as many bored "traditional" couples.
I will admit that if the men cast were Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant, and the women cast were Kathryn Hepburn and Lucille Ball, everyone would be screaming, Bravo, Encore (and not the television networks).