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Looking like death warmed over, Jack Lemmon plays the aging father of Ted Danson. Always proud of being able to fend for himself, Lemmon despises being reliant upon others, but his enfeebled state does not allow him his old independence. For his part, Danson resents having to care for his dad as he would for an infant. Things take an upward turn when a "Doctor Feelgood" (Zakes Mokae) enters the scene, pumping Lemmon full of self-confidence. But then Lemmon is stricken with cancer, an affliction that he can't jolly himself out of. As the reality of his imminent death strikes… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An utterly mechanical tearjerker."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"This is a maudlin and painfully pedantic piece of filmmaking, and it's not even bad enough to be consistently funny."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Jack Lemmon and Ted Danson do great work as father and son."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Three generations of great performances. A wonderful, touching film."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"This three generational melodrama is well acted by Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson and Ethan Hawke but it's too sentimental and manipulative for the big screen"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A multidimensional family drama that deals squarely with the challenges and difficulties of old age and a long marriage."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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