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Thursday, August 11, 2016

45 years (2015)

This is a movie that slowly unfolds in a way that you can see coming from a mile away, and yet you can't prevent what you know will happen from happening.  And why would that be fun to watch?  For me it was reassuring to see that no matter what time in life it is, humans remain pretty predictable.
The scenario is this.  Geoff (Tom Courtenay) and Kate (Charlotte Rampling) are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary and the preparations are well underway for a party when Geoff receives a letter that the body of a long lost love has been unearthed in the Swiss Alps.  The impact of this knowledge is what slowly unfolds throughout the rest of the movie.  Geoff has not talked much about the woman he planned to marry before he met Kate and she wasn't very curious about her.  But the fact is that long lost loves, especially those that are essentially unresolved, do not necessarily diminish in importance with time.

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