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A woman looking to fulfill her late husband's final wish sets out on a transformative cross-country road trip in director Christopher N. Rowley's warmhearted tale of friendship, self-discovery, and the memories that make life worth living even after the ones we love have gone. Arvilla (Jessica Lange)'s husband Joe has recently died during a trip to Borneo, and his ashes have just arrived at her home in Pocatello, ID. Though Joe had previously specified in his will that he would like his ashes scattered by his beloved wife, the well-intending Arvilla soon becomes locked in a heated… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's depressing to see a deluxe cast wasted on such by-the-numbers material."
‑ David Rooney, Variety
"There are zero surprises in the road comedy Bonneville, sadly including the fact that three middle-age actresses with three Oscars and nine nominations among them couldn't find anything more challenging to do."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The story just doesn't do enough to pull the heartstrings."
‑ Jason Di Rosso, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"A film full of emotional false notes, bad dialogue and cardboard characters..."
‑ Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia)
"What happens when you take 3 of the best dramatic actresses of all time and put them together in a road movie? Pretty much a movie that should have wound up on Lifetime."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"Bonneville is scarcely original and in no way earthshaking, but its notable cast is a pleasure to behold."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"There's no avoiding the fact that Christopher Rowley's feature debut is as uninspired and predictable as your average Lifetime movie."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Unfortunately, it's as flimsy as tissue, and the actresses, all 50+, really do more with the material...than it deserves."
‑ Des Partridge, Courier Mail (Australia)
"For a film about discovering your own journey, it sure sticks to the main roads."
‑ , The Australian
"Bonneville gets by - barely - on the strength of its three leading ladies."
‑ Christian Toto, Donne Tempo
"When you've got three of the nation's best actresses in leading roles, it doesn't matter if your script is only adequate and the audience really has to squint here and there to believe what's happening on the screen."
‑ David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
"Yes, the film deals with women of an age who are usually ignored in film, and it further deals with questions of mortality and loss, which are equally overlooked. The problem is, it doesn't deal with them very well."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Thank heavens for the practical presence and humour of Bates, and the quiet conservatism of Allen's performance as a pious woman scared of too much freedom."
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"While the premise of this roadtrip come buddy movie may be based on loss, the journey we take is a vibrant one"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Clearly, this fatiguing femme drama is Lifetime, Oxygen or straight-to-DVD grade level. To put it in theatres is a gross overreach."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
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