The Boynton Beach Club
The Boynton Beach Club (2006)

A handful of men and women "of a certain age" pick up the pieces of their lives and look for new love after the loss of their mates in this comedy drama from writer-director Susan Seidelman. Jack (Len Cariou) married his high… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 6, 2007
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
60%
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User Score
44%



Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While the movie has been praised for showcasing a cinematically underused and disrespected age group, it also has the small-screen feel of a silly sitcom.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Seidelman maintains the narrow path between ridicule and dignity in a movie that dishes out humour even-handedly, but spares the characters total humiliation.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Unsatisfying comedy-drama, which features a cheesy golden-oldies soundtrack that feels even more packaged than the dialogue.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

It's life affirming, amusing and touching, as relationships struggle and blossom, while friendships form a rock-solid boost to newly imposed loneliness

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Replaces one set of clichés with another, and does what all lame comedies do to young and old alike: It robs them of their humanity and makes them cute.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

More a series of anecdotes than an insightful dramedy and relies too much on absurd coincidences and needless sitcom-style lying.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Both sweet and real.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

There's no character in the group who doesn't ooze good-natured charm.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Seidelman's movie doesn't dig deep, and the comedy too quickly veers into routine relationship territory -- albeit with wrinkles.

Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

hanks to Susan Seidelman for reminding us that romantic comedy is suitable for any population or age group...

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Pleasant diversion with an able cast who don't get a chance to be featured prominently any longer. Dyan while good in her role looks like hell.
William Goss
Positively quaint enough to be embraced by its core demographic and withstood by everybody else.