Bonneville (2006)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 11, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The amazing cast of Bonneville is paired up with a basic, predictable script and lackluster direction.

David Rooney

It's depressing to see a deluxe cast wasted on such by-the-numbers material.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

The story just doesn't do enough to pull the heartstrings.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Bonneville is scarcely original and in no way earthshaking, but its notable cast is a pleasure to behold.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

There's no avoiding the fact that Christopher Rowley's feature debut is as uninspired and predictable as your average Lifetime movie.

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Des Partridge
Courier Mail (Australia)

Unfortunately, it's as flimsy as tissue, and the actresses, all 50+, really do more with the material...than it deserves.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
This is more a movie aimed at older women (no comments that I am not that far off. haha), but I didn't mind it. It follows Arvilla, (Jessica Lange), who… More
jay nixon
Three wonderful actresses working together is reason enough to see this road movie. The script is nothing special and at times doesn't make the most sense… More
Cast: Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen, Tom Skerritt, Christine Baranski, Victor Rasuk, Tom Amandes, Tom Wopat, Robert Conder, Jayson Creek, Arabella… More
Mark Abell
I thoroughly enjoyed this one. A gal-pal road flick. Three friends set off to deliver one woman's (Lange's) dead husband's ashes to the shrewish… More
Red Lats
This movie is Thelma and Louise with less theatrics. Not as good as T & L, but fun nonetheless.
Jeff Boam
Far be it for a man to stop and ask for direction but Bonneville charted this reviewer on a familiar but sometimes welcome course, diverted away from a tourist… More