And So It Goes

Old people still go out to movie theaters, God bless them, though the meaty fare they enjoyed back in the 70s has given way to soft foods like The Bucket List, Last Vegas, and this senior-citizen rom-com by Rob Reiner. Diane Keaton (Looking for Mr. Goodbar) and Michael Douglas (The China Syndrome) star as next-door neighbors, each of them grieving for a recently deceased spouse; she’s warm and caring, he’s an unrepentant dick, and only the strictest formula can account for the fact that they wind up in each other’s arms. Mark Andrus (Georgia Rule) wrote the script, whose subplot about the Keaton character’s rise as a professional singer demonstrates his feeble grasp of music, reality, and everything in between.