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Make Way For Tomorrow

I watched a movie from 1937 called "Make Way For Tomorrow". It's apparently not very well known, but in recent years it has garnered multiple showings at the Telluride Film Festival.

Despite the fact it was made 74 years ago, the movie deals with a topic that is very contemporary: adults in tough economic times who have to deal with caring for their aging parents. It's handled in a way that is surprisingly direct by Hollywood standards.

Despite some slow-going parts, and although stilted at times, the movie deals honestly with its subject matter. The final third of the film is very touching, as the old parents realize their time together is growing short; they cherish and relive their 50 years together, and their precious few hours remaining.

I have quite a few friends who have dealt with aging & ailing parents during the past year, so mabe this movie has a little more impact for me now than it might have in the past.

It hasn't been released on DVD, so good luck finding it; it might show up once in awhile on TCM.

The "Gridiron" show has wrapped up for another year, so it's time for me to return once again to my humdrum existence. Next: looking very forward to seeing Martin Short perform in May at the Orpheum Theatre!

So long . . .

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04/20/2011 2:39PM
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