Big Magilla wrote:to the ludicrous take on old ladies called Book Club that to my horror I've discovered some little old ladies actually like.
Ludicrous? Yes, the plot certainly is. But where else can you see so many famous female stars together on screen? That's the reason why some have liked it.
So many older actresses, like many of their male counterparts, don't know how to play "old". Like Fonda, Keaton and Steenburgen in the film, they behave as though they were thirty or forty years younger, able to entice any man, older or younger. Only Candice Bergen looks and acts like a woman comfortable in her own shoes in the film.
On the male side, I don't know how good their films are because I haven't seen them but judging by the trailers of their films, Clint Eastwood in The Mule
looks and acts like a man of his age would given his situation in real life. Robert Redford, however, in a similar role in The Old Man and the Gun
looks like he thinks he's still the cool guy who got Fonda in Barefoot in the Park
and Streisand in The Way We Were
with just a smile.