A group of friends of over 40 years meet for dinner, one of the men, Jean, casually mentions that they are all getting older and maybe they should live together? Soon after this dinner, Claude has a heart attack going up a stairway and his son places him in a retirement home. The others go to visit him with bread and champagne. They plan to meet with him every weekend but they are appalled by the home. Claude is smuggled out and everyone moves into the home of Jean and Annie. Claude has never been married and is in pretty good shape except for his heart. Annie wants to put in a swimming pool so the grandchildren will come to visit but Jean is opposed, their health is good. Jeanne is suffering from a terminal illness and her husband Albert is losing his memory.
This is very good, all the characters are interesting and well acted. I was surprised to hear Jane Fonda speaking French, I don’t know if she is fluent in this language but she did very well. A positive solution to getting old!! 4* (I really liked this movie)
96 min, Comedy directed by Stephane Robelin with Guy Bedos, Daniel Bruhl, Geraldine Chaplin, Jane Fonda, Claude Rich, Pierre Richard, Bernard Malaka.
Note: Imdb 6.4 out of 10, 65% critic 51% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.