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That's Life! (1986)



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This poignant, personal drama from director Blake Edwards is a heterogenous mixture of good and bad. (Like life itself? Or just uneven filmmaking?) It's occasionally interesting, occasionally tasteless, often boring, seldom amusing, yet with attention-grabbing first rate performances from the two leads, Jack Lemmon and Julie Andrews. Lemmon plays a man who discovers he's grown old and doesn't know how to cope with it; his wife, Andrews, tries patiently to deal with him and potentially having throat cancer. This study of life is perceptive, yet the results are not, for the most part, intriguing enough to carry a whole film.