How About You
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Ellie is left in charge of an elderly residential home, and while most of the residents have left to spend Christmas with their families, four residents known as 'The Hard Core' remain. The Hard Core have become impossible to live with. In fact, their rude and objectionable behavior is so terrible that the home faces closure as potential new residents are put off by the Hard Core's appalling antics. Ellie would appear to be no match for them, but when she is pushed to the very limits she decides to take them on. She succeeds in beating them at their own game and manages to show… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"While the movie is rather predictable and has a few moments that are just too heartwarming, there are scenes that are both moving and humorous."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"Anthony Byrne's lazy drama is insulting to just about everyone, including Maeve Binchy, who wrote the short story on which it was based."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Amiable but slight."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"The latest in a long line of films featuring elderly folk as amusingly dotty old broads and bastards."
‑ Lewis Beale, Film Journal International
"Though the film misses its chance to make a real commentary on our society's treatment of the elderly, as far as Christmas films go, you could do much worse."
‑ Micah Towery, Slant Magazine
"How About You is based on a Maeve Binchy story about the residents of an Irish retirement home."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"A good scolding and a toke on a joint: that's all it takes to turn the curmudgeonly old folks in How About You into goofy pussycats."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"I like Dublin in December, how about you?"
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Brings together a cast strutting their stuff, not as the dotage of second childhood but in the happiness of being alive at whatever age."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Tackling the edgy topic of old age with extraordinary empathy and a veteran cast, it's an irreverent, sweetly exuberant exploration of loss - in all of its ramifications."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"Never underestimate the value of slight but charming flicks like Anthony Bryne's How About You."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The material is familiar way past the point of cliche, but these folks are thoroughbreds — and they, if not the material, are irresistible."
‑ Bob Mondello, NPR
"How four angry, irritated, and frustrated senior citizens in a residential home are introduced to another way of being that proves to be transformative."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Redgrave, O'Hara, Ackland, Fricker, and Staunton tear into their parts as though the Academy is still dispensing awards like a gumball machine to any actor who admits that old people can be bastards."
‑ Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine
"There is room for a simple, feel-good story in the holiday season and HOW ABOUT YOU fills the bill nicely. A good ensemble cast brings this adaptation of a Maeve Binchy short story to its amiable if predictable end."
‑ Mark R. Leeper,
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