My Old Lady

My Old Lady
My Old Lady
  • PG-13
  • 1h 47m
  • 2014
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Academy Award® winners Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith and Academy Award® nominee Kristin Scott Thomas star in this witty and heartfelt drama about surprising inheritances and unexpected connections. When Mathias Gold (Kline) arrives at the sumptuous Parisian apartment he inherited from his father, he’s surprised that the property comes with two stubborn live-in tenants who are not required to leave according to an ancient French real estate law. Unable to sell the place, Mathias moves in with the feisty Englishwoman, Mathilde (Maggie Smith), and her daughter, Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas). But as Mathias and Chloé draw increasingly closer, Mathilde unveils a complex labyrinth of secrets that unites the trio in unexpected ways.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Although My Old Lady doesn't quite live up to its stars' talents, Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith carry the film capably whenever they're together onscreen.
The Atlantic
David Sims

I'd praise Horovitz for going the darker route if My Old Lady wasn't so wrenchingly obvious and Ke...

June 25, 2017
Time Out
Dave Calhoun

It's too twee and theatrical to take seriously.

June 25, 2017
Toronto Star
Linda Barnard

One minute we're chuckling along with a broadly comic setup; the next, characters are talking abou...

June 25, 2017
AV Club
Mike D'Angelo

There's a potentially compelling movie here about the price that children pay-over entire lifetime...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Buried family secrets emerge in emotional Paris-set drama.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that My Old Lady revolves around very messy, long-hidden family secrets that finally are revealed, disrupting the lives of three people (none of whom is particularly admirable) who are all nursing old wounds. There are some intense arguments, and orecovering alcoholic falls off the wagon in a spectacularly unpleasant relapse. Profanity is very sparing, which makes the words ("d--k," "s--t") have an even stronger impact when they're heard. There's also some kissing, off-screen sex, and casual/social drinking.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 10, 2014
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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