I'll See You in my Dreams

It is such a rare story to see films involving the exploration of vibrant and loving relations between more mature characters.

It is such a rare story to see films involving the exploration of vibrant and loving relations between more mature characters. Brett Haley (The New Year), working from a script co-written with Marc Basch, offers this tale of Carol Petersen (Blythe Danner), a widowed singer-songwriter. Under the watchful guidance of a trio of friends, Carol takes tentative first steps with a new lover (Sam Elliott) while also reconnecting with her estranged daughter (Malin Akerman). Recently it seems as if Danner has drifted through a series of maternal supporting roles (Meet the Parents and The Lucky One), so Dreams should serve as a welcome reminder of her subtly nuanced charms as a lead. (Opens Friday at Mariemont Theatre) — (PG-13) Not screened in time for review

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