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How About You

TV movie
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 11, 2008

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In this insufferably familiar tale based on a story by the bestselling Maeve Binchy, young Ellie (Hayley Atwell, Brideshead Revisited's Julia) goes to work in a failing retirement home in England and learns wisdom from an eccentric array of over-acting retirees who include the usually venerable Vanessa Redgrave as a martini-swilling ex-actress. Each time one of the old folk starts in on one of those tiresome stories of his or her youth, the sappy music swells! How did this made-for-a-bad-night-of-TV movie, tastelessly directed by Anthony Byrne, hobble into the theaters?

90 MINUTES | KENDALL SQUARE

  Topics: Reviews , Vanessa Redgrave, Hayley Atwell, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
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