Book Club Reviews
You smile as you see these women laugh out loud, try on gravity-defying undergarments, and try on their dates for size: this is a demographic which needs to be seen so much more because they are so much more at ease with who they are
Four veterans together for the first time — Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen — should have been a delight. A lazy, tacky story spoils the plot.
If you're looking for cerebral, intellectually stimulating fodder; look elsewhere.
The only minor grouse with this romantic comedy is the fact that it doesn’t bring in the gravitas and depth that you’d want to see with such a fantastic line-up of acting legends. The film stays flaky and frivolous. Thankfully, it’s very entertaining and the sight of an 80-year-old Jane Fonda, looking like a million bucks throughout, is just a testament to the fact that somethings never get old. Ditto for romantic comedies.
Despite a tried-and-tested premise, Bill Holderman’s directorial debut falls flat. There’s a nagging déjà vu telling us that we’ve seen better tales of female camaraderie before, because we most definitely have.