The Ultimate Solution Of Grace Quigley

  • 1984
  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • Comedy, Crime

An oddball pairing of Katharine Hepburn and Nick Nolte works for about three-quarters of this black comedy, then the whole thing falls apart. Grace Quigley (Hepburn) is a poverty-stricken pensioner whose family has been dead for years. When she sees Seymour Flint (Nolte) kill her rotten landlord, she realizes that he is a hit man. Seymour is that indeed,...read more

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An oddball pairing of Katharine Hepburn and Nick Nolte works for about three-quarters of this black comedy, then the whole thing falls apart. Grace Quigley (Hepburn) is a poverty-stricken pensioner whose family has been dead for years. When she sees Seymour Flint (Nolte) kill her rotten

landlord, she realizes that he is a hit man. Seymour is that indeed, but he is troubled about his work and spends regular sessions with his analyst (Chip Zien). Grace tracks Seymour down and makes him an offer. She thinks that they can open a business that will be beneficial as well as profitable.

She has many aged friends, all of whom would like to end their existence on this earth, but they don't have the guts to do it themselves. With Grace running the financial end and Seymour doing the jobs, they can put the old folks out of their misery and make a few bucks at the same time. Seymour

thinks she's nuts, but he's fascinated by her and finds it intriguing that his potential victims are all for dying and willing to pay well for the privilege. The business begins and is going well until Grace gets a bit drunk with power. Euthanasia is a delicate topic for a comedy, but the film's

creative team almost brings it off. It just wasn't madcap enough to be an all-out comedy.

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  • Released: 1984
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: An oddball pairing of Katharine Hepburn and Nick Nolte works for about three-quarters of this black comedy, then the whole thing falls apart. Grace Quigley (Hepburn) is a poverty-stricken pensioner whose family has been dead for years. When she sees Seymou… (more)

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