Late Bloomers

  • 1995
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two middle-aged high-school workers take a stroll through the CHALK GARDEN in this well-intentioned, occasionally ridiculous comedy-drama from first-time feature director Gretchen Dyer. Dinah (Connie Nelson), a lonely geometry teacher and girl's basketball coach, has convinced herself that math is the only thing you can count on: Love is entirely too ephemeral....read more

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The dilemma between staying active while also "looking back" is at the core of LATE BLOOMERS. In the film, a happy and high-functioning couple, Mary (Rossellini) and Adam (Hurt), find themselves trapped by the natural and artificial problems of "old age." And when both realize, to their surprise, that they have entered the senior category, the two react in completely opposite ways. Adam's actions are as frantic as his denial; he desperately looks for a fountain of youth, and even flirts with the idea of having a love affair. On the other hand, Mary decides to deal with the situation by doing what she does best: taking care of her husband and family. But her "preparations for aging," though comically malicious, frighten her friends and family. A clash soon becomes inevitable, and a separation, ineluctable. Children, grandchildren, parents and friends try to reconcile them, but shouldn't they trust life to follow its course? Or is nature itself one of the film's obstacles to overcome? With humor and a superb eye for complex (and often contradictory) emotions, Ms. Gavras shows that while the experience of aging is real, the pressure to act any age might be one of the biggest obstacles to a good life.

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Late Bloomers - Trailer 1
01:32 — Written and directed by Julie Gavras, the film focuses on the struggles of Mary (Isabella Rossellini) and her husband Adam (William Hurt) as they adju (more…)
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Late Bloomers begins when Mary (Isabella Rossellini) and Adam (William Hurt), a high-functioning couple, realize that they have entered the senior cat (more…)
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01:52 — Trailer for Late Bloomers. In a romantic comedy, a man and a woman love each other but between them. So, despite the strength of feeling, they separat (more…)
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05:06 — Fourth reel of seven from the press conference for Late Bloomers at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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05:06 — Third reel of seven from the press conference for Late Bloomers at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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02:07 — Who would have thought a little one-on-one could get a girl in so much trouble? When high school basketball coach Dina Groshardt falls for school secr (more…)
BIFF - Press Conference II
05:06 — Second reel of seven from the press conference for Late Bloomers at the Berlin International Film Festival.
BIFF - Press Conference I
05:06 — First reel of seven from the press conference for Late Bloomers at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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03:45 — Seventh reel of seven from the press conference for Late Bloomers at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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05:06 — Sixth reel of seven from the press conference for Late Bloomers at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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05:06 — Fifth reel of seven from the press conference for Late Bloomers at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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  • Released: 1995
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Two middle-aged high-school workers take a stroll through the CHALK GARDEN in this well-intentioned, occasionally ridiculous comedy-drama from first-time feature director Gretchen Dyer. Dinah (Connie Nelson), a lonely geometry teacher and girl's basketball… (more)

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