Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Wendie Malick, Martin Grey, Drew Pillsbury
Director: Thomas Johnston
About Fifty is a modern comedy that explores the simple truth that it's never too late to start over again. Long-time golf-buddies, Adam and Jon, both going on 50, decide to take off on a weekend journey to let loose and r... more »
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Sharon R. (sharon)
Reviewed on 2/27/2016...
Wendy Malik's role is nothing more than an extended cameo. Just an awful movie. Two middle aged men, too much golf and a whole lot of whining.
Shame on the studio for using Wendy to sell this really bad movie.
Frank E. (realartist) from HENDERSONVLLE, NC
Reviewed on 2/25/2013...
Wendie Malick plays a likeable person; but pretty much no one else is. This is a 'slice of life' after one's 40's; and the downhill slide thereof. Not so cheerful; defintely not funny. A book I read on "writing skills" decades ago, warned not to make the central character a "writer". Odd how that keeps happening. Here are, it would seem, a successful enough copy writer for an agency to live the good life, Pam Springs Ca., million dollar homes, and fancy sport car...but then pay attetnion tot he writing skills, which a high school boy could slap together. I think the entire script utilizes less than a two hundred word vocabulary...and with such a paucity of subtle thought processes, you can wager there are the obligatory foru letter words, seasoned with a few "jesus christs'. Yes, getting old is not fun or funny. But a gifted writer could mollify this deplorable state with some bona fide levity. Let's start over with this subject. Life really isn't over at 50...or 60..or 70. Most artist/painters you can recall from Art Appreciation from the tunr of the century and before...didn't make it big until they were 70. Now things are different , of course. anyone who is mentally disturbed, and at any age...can be seen in the so called high art world. Teh result of this, is "no one cares'....maybe the high art world is full of wannabe's like this script writer? Sorry to be so harsh. We really would like to see some literary, emotionally engaging, and timeless stories in a comedy romance. These movies do exist.
"The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" comes to mind, by none less than Tennesee Williams. Or "Under the Sun" , a Swedish film of the dating scene/marriage between two people about 50 yrs of age.