Big Magilla wrote:Reza wrote: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.
But that was the whole point in the film. There are many ageing women out there who act like young women in heat trying to recapture their youth. I know many women who are like that.