Not bad but not all that good either, I’ll See You In My Dreams (2015) focuses on a widow and retired teacher, Carol Petersen (Blythe Danner). A new film by Brett Haley, it presents the Unexpected, in various forms, intruding into the life of an aging person, but without being particularly memorable.
I have a problem with the gifted Danner in that she seems to be acting like a very old, nearly decrepit woman instead of the barely old senior that Carol in fact is (Danner must have been a mere 70 or 71 when the film began to be made). There are a few scenes of grief which are nicely done by both Danner and director Haley, and the dialogue can be intelligent. Other people, though, have liked this movie better than I have—it could use more character exploration—and yet, as I said, it’s not bad.