Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. Canada/United Kingdom, 1994. Miramax, Majestic Films International, Newcomm, Norstar Releasing, Shaftesbury Films, Skreba Films, Téléfilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation, FUND, British Screen Productions, Canadian Film Centre, The CRB Foundation. Screenplay by Paul Quarrington, based on the story by Ali Jennings. Cinematography by Guy Dufaux. Produced by Christina Jennings, Simon Relph. Music by John Altman, Stephen Endelman, Daniel Lanois. Production Design by Sandra Kybartas. Costume Design by Elisabetta Beraldo, Milena Canonero. Film Editing by Barry Farrell.
It’s a bit like Thelma and Ole Louise: A retired violinist (Jessica Tandy) decides to head to Toronto to take care of some personal business that she has left unattended for too long, and decides to take her young tenant (Bridget Fonda) along with her. The adventures they encounter on the road towards their goal makes up the bulk of this breezily enjoyable female bonding movie, one that features too many cliches, but enough genuine moments to be endearing as well.