‘Our Souls At Night’ has been languishing on my Netflix ‘My List ‘ for a while now and one day I just started playing it and sat down to watch. I told myself to stop searching and let it play. and – it’s a bit on the slow side, so I have to admit it took a little bit of effort to keep up with. But once I settled into tis pace, I found myself enjoying it. I love its conceit – an older woman asks her neighbor to sleep with her – just sleep – in order to battle the loneliness she is feeling. And of course, something develops. It’s always nice to see senior love represented, and this film benefits from the mega wattage of both Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. It’s perfectly nice and pleasant.
I also chanced upon a second film with a similar story, and I wonder if the Universe is sending me a message. It’s Leon Marr’s ‘Second Time Around’ and this one is more straightforward, and to be frank, a bit dull. It’s about finding love in a senior rehab facility, and it is exactly what you think it will be.