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This Irish comedy focuses on a woman named Ellie, who despite her family reputation as the wild free spirit, is left in charge of her sister Kate's retirement home when Kate is called home to care for their ailing mother. Ellie already has an aversion to responsibility, and she's definitely not prepared for the downright rude "hardcore" residents at Woodlands rest home. Strangely enough, however, Ellie and the people in her care begin to learn from each other, and her unexpected journey doesn't seem like such a terrible burden after all. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi

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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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"Nothing in How About You is the least bit surprising; the film hits its marks with dreary precision."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"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
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