I'll See You in My Dreams

I'll See You in My Dreams

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A widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends, Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man, pursuing a new love interest, and reconnecting with her daughter.
Branch Call Number: MOVIE ILL
Language Note: In English with optional French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the hearing impaired
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Jul 30, 2019

I picked this one up AFTER watching Sam Elliott in THE HERO.

Funny thing is, I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS isn't actually a Sam Elliott movie. He appears in and you are going to love his character if you dig Sam Ellliott and if you don't dig him well, you ought to check yourself for a pulse.

HOWEVER, Elliott is only in it for a while. Still, he and Blythe Danner chew up the scenery with gusto.

In a funny sort of way this movie ends almost exactly the same way THE HERO did. It is a movie about taking chances and not being afraid to get out there on the great big old dance floor of life.

It touched me and I'd watch it again - but it is an arthouse kind of movie and you don't want to get into this flick if you are expecting a Harlequin romance kind of happy-ever-after. I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS is more along the lines of a live-life-while-you-can sort of story.

I dug it.

Steve Vernon
Writer, storyteller, and come-by-chance movie critic.

May 20, 2019

I liked this movie for the most part but I made the mistake of watching it shortly after my husband passed away and the fact that it deals with a loss hit me hard.. It's a well made movie but I wish it could have gone in a different direction b/c it wasn't as touching as I had hoped. I don't want to say anything more without ruining the movie for viewers so let that speak for itself. The acting was very good and I really think I would have enjoyed the movie more had things turned out differently.

Oct 23, 2018

With a younger man giving her cause to reflect on her past and an older one giving her hope for the future, one seventy-ish widow's comfortable rut is about to get shaken. But, as they say, life sometimes happens… Life doesn’t exactly begin again in Brett Haley’s warmhearted character study which thankfully avoids all those “second childhood” clichés, rather it receives a gentle reboot in a mature woman who once thought all her happiness was bound up in the funeral urn and old photographs adorning her mantle. Danner brings a sense of dignity and fatalistic wisdom to the role which is beautifully offset by Rhea Perlman, June Squibb, and Mary Kay Place as her female posse—a night of “speed dating” elicits a wry smile which turns to outright laughter when they all decide to try pot again after a forty year hiatus. Free of aging boomer caricatures, patronizing homilies, and tidy endings, Haley’s easygoing script aims for the mind as well as the heart to prove that even one’s sunset years can still contain flashes of sunlight.

Jul 09, 2018

Disappointed in this. Thought this was about new beginnings not about how life can still suck at any age. It was like eating a half a cupcake and finding a big ugly worm in the middle. Delicious cast though, Sam Elliot is still yummy.

Jan 27, 2018

Blythe Danner is wonderfully cast, though the script is a bit too predictable. And (a common complaint) there's not enough Sam Elliott.

May 23, 2017

Not a bad movie but sort of predictable.

May 13, 2017

Rated 6/10.

Mar 20, 2017

Not your usual romantic comedy. Well done. Recommend.

Jan 30, 2017

Picked this one up on a whim -Captivating performance by Blythe Danner
as the widow coming to terms with love and loss and featuring as a love interest, Sam Elliot
playing Sam Elliot with a cigar. A sweet movie for grownups which is probably why
I never heard of it.

Dec 04, 2016

This is more of a drama than a comedy. Blythe Danner's character tries to reinvent her life after losing loved ones. I enjoyed her friendships with her girlfriends and the pool maintenance man played by Martin Starr. It has the feel of an independent film, and some viewers will find it too slow and sad. I think it's worth seeing at least once. The Meddler treads similar ground and is a slightly better movie.

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Nov 29, 2015

Everybody gets it (Spoiler Alert:)
-didn't you feel it when you were up on stage singing?
-Feel what?
-Like that was it. Like, while you were singing, that was all that existed. Like that...Like all your worries just disappear.
-People can spend their whole lives doing that. Waiting to find that feeling. Trying to find that feeling over and over. And in the end, everybody gets it. We wait our whole lives for something and we get it. And you know what that is?
-It's death.

Nov 29, 2015

Dating game:
-Yeah, Carol, you're missing out on all the action.
-You know, I'm happy in my house. I'm very happy, thank you.
-Guys ask about you all the time, Carol. I could hook you up.
-Oh, come on, don't start with that.
-Dating talk. The second husband talk. You couldn't pay me.
-But they do pay you, ... when they die.
-Not always.
-And who's saying "husband"?

Nov 29, 2015

Widows gossip on men:
-Hey, Rona, did you see Jerry today at the pool?
-Jerry who?
-There's only the one Jerry.
-No, there are three Jerrys.
-Jerry Davis, Gerry Phillips, and Jerry Li. See?
-Gerry Phillips is Gerry with a G though.
-Does he count?
-Do you know who he was with?
-Which one?
-Jerry Davis,
-For Christ's sake. Girls, are we playing cards or what?

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