With someone as consistently brilliant as Queen Meryl, one would think she’d have run out of tricks up her sleeve by this time. She continued to amaze and surprise me here with a nuanced portrayal of a mature woman trying to save her crumbling marriage. You could sense her loneliness, helplessness, and frustration in just a simple glance.
Tommy Lee Jones provided the perfect counterpart, the grumpy old husband afraid to show any affection. The magic of this movie was its simplicity and ordinariness making it more relatable and heartbreaking.
Lovely, lovely film!!
(Originally published September 3, 2012.)