Late Bloomers


Ageing comedy starring William Hurt and Isabella Rosselini Discuss this article

Adam (Hurt) and Mary (Rossellini) are old. How do we know that? Because they keep telling us so, again and again, in Julie Gavras’s trifling comedy about the vagaries of ageing. Over the course of a drawn-out 90 minutes, this long-married couple fights, separates and reconciles, though their prickliness is diluted. Hurt tries on an English accent as if he were in the Walmart changing room, and a splendid-in-theory supporting cast – Simon Callow, Joanna Lumley, Arta Dobroshi – either ham it up or make moony eyes. Extra discredit to the embarrassingly jaunty score by Sodi Marciszewer, which should be taken behind the recording studio and shot.

By Keith Uhlich
Time Out Doha,

Late Bloomers

  • Duration: 95
  • Released: Thu, 31 May
  • Classification: 18+
  • Language: English,Italian
  • Director: Julie Gavras
  • Stars: William Hurt, Isabella Rossellini, Doreen Mantle, Kate Ashfield, Aidan McArdle, Arta Dobroshi, Luke Treadaway, Leslie Phillips

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