Meryl Streep gives a sweet, slightly-mannered performance as a woman who’s in a 31-year marriage that’s deteriorated into a remote, robotic relationship. Tommy Lee Jones, as her husband, is all bluster and gripes, especially when she insists on intensive counseling (provided by Steve Carell in a non-comedy role). Basically, this is couples therapy on the big screen with all the predictable setbacks and breakthroughs. Although it’s being billed as a comedy, there aren’t a lot of big laughs, just knowing chuckles. I kept waiting for the whole enterprise to rise above ho-hum, but it just plods along. The women around me LOVED this film, especially the ones “of a certain age,” but I found it wimpy and disappointing.
GAY ANGLE: Although long-time gay couples may relate to the subject, this is a completely hetero take.
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.
Who was really responsible for the Stonewall riots, the 1969 event which is considered the start of the fight for LGBTQ equality? According to some, the trailer for an upcoming film about the riots, Stonewall, glosses over quite a few important people who happened to be at the Christopher Street bar that night. All folks really have [...]