How About You
How About You (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 14, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 21, 2009
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it relies on a cliched storyline and stock characters, How About You gets winning performances from Vanessa Redgrave and Imelda Staunton.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Anthony Byrne's lazy drama is insulting to just about everyone, including Maeve Binchy, who wrote the short story on which it was based.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Amiable but slight.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

How About You is based on a Maeve Binchy story about the residents of an Irish retirement home.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

Kam Williams

I like Dublin in December, how about you?

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Never underestimate the value of slight but charming flicks like Anthony Bryne's How About You.

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Bob Mondello

The material is familiar way past the point of cliche, but these folks are thoroughbreds — and they, if not the material, are irresistible.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

How four angry, irritated, and frustrated senior citizens in a residential home are introduced to another way of being that proves to be transformative.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Cast: Joss Ackland, Hayley Atwell, Orla Brady, Brenda Fricker, Elizabeth Moynihan, Joan O'Hara, Vanessa Redgrave, Imelda Staunton Director: Anthony… More
jay nixon
Some really great actors and beautiful locations but the film is just a trifle, nothing more.
Leigh Ryan
Crazy whirlwind but I still liked it...
Neum Daddy
Indeed, this film suffocates under cliche and its corpse is peed on by predictability. Likeable turns by Vanessa Redgrave, Joss Ackland, and Imelda Staunton… More
paul sandberg
very cliche and the "message" just about hits you over the head - but there are moments of pure joy; as when the 4 oldsters toddle to the picture… More
Jesse Ortega
I don't think I have much to say about this movie. It certainly has a good enough cast and a decent script. But it is a little sentimental for my tastes… More