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
, Vanessa Redgrave, Hayley Atwell, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED