My Old Lady [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [2014]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 15)

Special Features


  • 92nd Street Y Annette Insdorf interview with Kevin Klein and Israel Horovitz

Synopsis


My Old Lady
Despondent New Yorker Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) ventures to Paris with plans of liquidating the apartment inherited from his late father, but runs into an unexpected roadblock when he discovers that the flat is currently inhabited by his father's former lover, an elderly Englishwoman named Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), and her adult daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas). Realizing he's reached an impasse after learning that Mathilde can legally collect regular payments from him until her death, Mathias convinces her to enter into a tentative lodging agreement that's complicated by Chloé's suspicion over his meetings with a predatory property developer with an eye on the apartment. Later, tensions begin to subside as Mathias and Chloé find a common ground in sharing stories about their troubled childhoods, and Mathilde reveals a secret that connects the trio in ways that once seemed impossible. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kevin Kline
    Kevin Kline - Mathias Gold
  • Maggie Smith
    Maggie Smith - Mathilde Girard
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
    Kristin Scott Thomas - Chloe
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    Elie Wajeman - Man at Gate
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    Raphaële Moutier - Woman on Bicycle



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A JOY TO WATCH

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    JOHNNYANGEL2010
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    This is a very simple film and because it is brilliantly cast and directed, the result is excellence. Simplicity is something we rarely see these days yet it is something we crave in these very complex times. There are really only three characters in this film and so the casting was paramount. It pretty much goes without saying that Maggie Smith in the lead role is just perfect - as she always is. By coincidence, I re-watched Grand Marigold Hotel the following evening, and saw her playing a totally different person with a totally different voice. That is a skill that few modern actors can manage well. More of a surprise to me was Kevin Kline. I remember him in manic roles - typecast or that's how he is I do not know, but in this film he gave a beautifully measured and emotional performance with only a few glimmers of the manic! Finally Kristin Scott-Thomas was just excellent as she always is. Rarely does an actress gently age so perfectly, and her performance could not have been faulted for a moment - just superb. Very well lit and photographed in what appeared to be quite confined spaces and with exteriors of Paris that just glowed with it's honey colour there is a visual treat here. And with very well-recorded sound, the film was a joy to watch. If your taste is for quality, quiet and thoughtful, for a well written screenplay based on an excellent story, with excellent actors, then this is a film you will thoroughly enjoy. It will definitely have more appeal to an over 50 or even over 60 audience - younger people will miss out on the subtleness and pathos and not appreciate this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a great movie but a good movie

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    ConsultPaul
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    Good performances from the key actors even though the plot is a bit weak. The other problem is that the characters do not resemble "real" people for me. But, as mentioned earlier the actors save the day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A different kind of drama!

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    Vidiot
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    How can you miss with Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith! A really interesting movie that explores some interesting aspects of inheritance and real estate law in France.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slow and convoluded, but a good movie.

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    caslaw
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    Full of many twists and turns, this movie is easy to walk away from. However, if you watch the entire movie you will be satisfied you did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Old Lady - Fun and Exciting

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    Lady
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    My Old Lady is one not to miss. Very unique book that deserves your attention as a movie. Funny and interesting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well acted.

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    SalemSam2
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    The film was not what I expected (subject-wise) but it was very well acted with some great shots of Paris.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    comedy

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    lettuce9
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    maggie smith in a witty and heartfelt drama about surprising inheritances and unexpected connections.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kevin Klein is great

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    Glom
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    Never heard of this movie. Bought and was absolutely pleased. Outcome is definetly a surprise

    I would recommend this to a friend



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