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Use the HTML below. Carol goes home and calls Lloyd to go to karaoke. Brett Haley , Marc Basch. Max Gail as Carl. Carol begins to open herself up to being more adventurous again, and she and her friends get high, steal a grocery cart after shopping, and evade a curious policeman.
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Share this Rating Title: I'll See You in My Dreams 6. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Carol Petersen June Squibb Sally Mary Kay Place Vitamin Store Clerk Sam Elliott Speed Dater 1 Harold Cannon-Lopez Speed Dater 2 Vic Polizos Speed Dater 3 Michael Yama Edit Storyline In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discover that life can begin anew at any age. Bill wants to see Carol again, but she tells him that she has to spend time with Katherine; he says that he'd like to meet her daughter someday, and Carol is noncommittal.
They part ways affectionately. Katherine arrives, and notes that Carol seems different, in a good way: Carol tells her that she is seeing someone, which makes Katherine happy, and Katherine insists that she wants to meet him. However, Carol finds frantic messages from Rona on her answering machine when they get back home; Bill is in the hospital for an unknown condition.
Since only immediate family can see him, Carol is unable to be admitted, though the nurse promises that she will get a call about his condition. Sadly, she soon gets a call that he has died, and grieves that he has died, that she has lost someone again. She asks Katherine why people bother getting attached when death is inevitable, a sentiment she expressed to Lloyd earlier; Katherine points out all the good things that happened because of Carol taking chances and risks; she led a full life, and Carol says all those things are in the past.
Kat tells her mother that she isn't in the past, that she is right there with her mother. Carol's grief is palpable, but after her daughter has returned to New York, she once again gets back to the routines of playing golf and cards with her friends. She makes a trip down to where Bill's boat is still moored, and in conversation over cards one of her friends asks about the boat, which Carol says is still there, that there was no one to leave the boat to, and that she'd asked Bill's lawyer if she could have something of Bill's as a keepsake.
We don't learn whether there was anything given to her, but one day, as she is at home dusting the items on her fireplace mantel - framed family photos, a large urn presumably containing her husband's ashes and a little flower print tin containing her dog's remains - she finds a cellophane-wrapped cigar laying there, the type that Bill always had tucked in his mouth, unlit, an old habit he hadn't quite given up on. Lloyd comes to visit Carol in his new uniform. The rat appears again and he manages to trap it, and afterwards Carol finally breaks down in tears over losing Bill.
Though the other friends are reluctant at first, Carol impulsively agrees, leading the others to join in.
The film ends with Carol adopting an elderly dog and driving home with him, taking another chance at love. The official theatrical trailer was released on April 7, The film received largely positive reviews from critics. The site's critical consensus reads, " I'll See You in My Dreams would be worth watching even if Blythe Danner's central performance was all it had going for it, but this thoughtful drama satisfies on multiple levels. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed.
Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. I'll See You in My Dreams would be worth watching even if Blythe Danner's central performance was all it had going for it, but this thoughtful drama satisfies on multiple levels.
Avoids the obvious, delivering a bittersweet observational drama which pulls the heartstrings. A touching, funny and thoughtful film that trades in honesty rather than artifice.
I'll See You in My Dreams is a U.S. comedy-drama film directed by Brett Haley, produced by Rebecca Green, Brett Haley, and Laura D. Smith, and written . "I'll See You in My Dreams" is a popular song. It was written by Isham Jones, with lyrics by Gus Kahn, and was published in Originally recorded by Isham.
I'll See You in My Dreams is delicate and nuanced, with writing that rejects, or at least reshapes, the cliches of movies about people facing the glare of their sunset years. The film cleverly uses the conventions more typical of romantic comedies several decades its junior Danner is probably the main reason to see the movie, and her screen presence is impressive; she's an actor who manages to bring gravitas to any role, and that includes her work in goofy things like Ben Stiller's Meet the Parents series.
It's quite refreshing to see a film about life and all it's true ups and downs as we age. This lovely romantic dramedy is perfect for the over 40 age group. Like other later-in-life romantic movies, I'll See You in My Dreams tells us that it's never too late to fall in love. But, don't expect a completely happy ending.
When I see it again, as I plan to, I may find a moment or two to quibble with. If I do, I suspect they will be very minor. Happily, Blythe Danner is the central figure in an immensely pleasurable indie film that blends the integrity of an art film with the cozy accessibility of the mainstream. Over a series of little intimacies Haleys steady hand balances the weight of lifes sorrows with generosity, wit and warmth: A patchwork quilt of wish fulfillment and dream for all the single ladies out there, the senior single ladies.
Blythe Danner is our ever elegant surrogate in this day trip to Autumn, a wineglass never far from her graceful fingers, and capably aided by friends Mary Kay Place and Rhea Perlman. Danner's version of the delectable "Cry Me A River". Like many of the dreams of filmdom though no hair is ever out of place, and even an intrusive rodent seems tame and Disney- fied. Beautiful from start to finish, "I'll See You in My Dreams" follows Carol, a middle-aged woman who recently lost her dog, and is still getting over her late husband of 20 years.
Following her as she learns to let go of certain aspects of here life and welcome in new people is just an amazing viewing experience. Essentially, this picture is about learning to let go, let in, and learn about life in general. There are so many hidden messages about life throughout this film, that it will demand multiple viewings. With extremely believable dialogue, superb direction, and brilliant performances, "I'll See You in My Dreams" may be in the tight race for my favourite film of This is as simple of a premise as you can get, but the maturity level of screenplay is cranked up to eleven, which makes it that much more engaging.
To me, this little film is a revelation, I to put it bluntly , cannot find a single thing to complain about. Blythe Danner gives a real nice performance as the widow in search of some human touch but it is Martin Starr that really shines in this very enjoyable movie.
I want to be Sam Elliott. It succeeds because of the funny, sweet and stellar ensemble cast. Carol Petersen Blythe Danner is a widow with a routine. She lives independently, but visits her three friends Squibb, Perlman, and Place regularly for card games at their retirement community complex.
She mostly keeps to herself, always somewhat in an attitude of mourning.