My Old Lady


Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 59%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 46%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 7175


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Maggie Smith as Mathilde Girard
Kevin Kline as Mathias Gold
Kristin Scott Thomas as Chloé Girard
Dominique Pinon as Auguste Lefebvre
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Mrbrown43 4 / 10

My old lady: Lazy Oscar

After Lady in the van the family wanted to get more movies with Maggie Smith because Maggie Smith was kind of good in lady in the van to put it lightly. We got this along with Florence Foster Jenkins because of a deal. The box cover for My Old Lady seemed like a zany quirky comedy about a once wealthy man Mathias Gold(Kevin Kline) inheriting a apartment in Paris that unknowingly happens to come with Mathilde Girard(Maggie Smith) and her grown up daughter Chloé Girard (Kristin Scott Thomas). We did not get a comedy per say, but what we got did not exactly work either.

Before I get into the negatives of this movie (there are a lot sadly) I want to say that the actors are not to blame. Maggie Smith when she is on screen performs as well as always same goes with Kristin Scott Thomas who makes the most of the material written to give a really great performance and Kevin Kline gives a decent job with what he is given. The film is not badly shot and Paris does always look nice. The film does have some story ideas that should make for an interesting story if they had been used better.

The main trouble with this movie is the directing and writing which lead it to become a boring melodramatic film. It clearly wants to be the Oscar winning film with its quick shots of French architecture and landmarks. But there is no atmosphere to these shots, Paris feels lifeless and hollow with as much substance as a postcard. There is no real reason as to why the film is set Paris other then the fact that better movies have set themselves in Paris. The setting feels like it should be there because Oscar winning movies tend to set themselves in Paris.

As mentioned the film does have some interesting ideas for a story regarding abuse and grief but none of it feel authentic despite everyone playing their characters well, it all feels lifeless and manipulative attempt to wring out tears from the viewer. The lack of sincerity in the writing again make me feel that the writers only put in darker elements because Oscar winning movies often put gritty elements into their movies. The comedy elements are not so much unfunny as just bland weak attempts at humor by Kevin Kline who just seems either bored or struggling with comedic timing. Again the film wants to make me laugh but not put in the correct timing to execute the joke correctly.

Maggie Smith is seriously underused in this film, she does not do much, asides from sitting in chairs and talking long serious talks to either Kevin Kline or Kristin Scott Thomas about their problems which at the end of the movie just magically disappear and they all live happily ever after. The ending feels rushed and anti climatic because the conflict just vanishes.

I would not recommend My Old Lady, it is wasted potential that focused too much on winning awards then creating a great story that would win awards.

Reviewed by Paul Evans 8 / 10

Only in France.

New Yorker Matthias arrives in Paris to inherit a valuable apartment, and having money worries he thought it would be a quick fix to his problems. The trouble is he also inherited a tenant and her daughter, Mathilde and Chloe. The trouble is under French law, he's legally obliged to let her live there and pay her a pension, en viager. Any attempt to evict her or sell the property would result in legal action.

This is a beautiful film, it's funny, poignant, moving, and at times frustrating when you consider things from the point of​ view of Matthias. The three leads are fantastic, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, and of course the show stealing Maggie Smith. Matthias ends up in some fairly dark places throughout the film, Kline does a great job of convincing the viewer that Matthias has had a tough life. Some of the laughs are brilliant.

Beautiful scenery, Paris is a glorious City, and if you've been you can't help but be in love with what you see. It's a magical place, and I think the film manages to show that.

Some may find it slow, but if you enjoy a character study, you'll love this one 8/10

Reviewed by garrettwhaynes 6 / 10

Mediocre Film

This film has a great cast, and seems to have potential with the DVD tag line reading, "A Classic in the Making". Maybe the person who penned this tag line was trying to be generous but they couldn't bring themselves to call it "An Instant Classic" so they were clever and said "A Classic in the Making" which is ambiguous and not necessarily critical, but does seem to imply that this film has not quite arrived.

I believe the director is to blame for this not being a better movie. He needed to bring more depth and emotion and realism out of the characters. The actors gave clichéd and strained performances and there was plenty material for this movie to play off. Set in Paris, secret lovers for decades, uncertain paternal origins, and tragic suicide. The impact was not there and although not a bad movie, it left much to be desired.

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