And So It Goes

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Rob Reiner directs two of the most accomplished actors in Hollywood in the dramatic romance-comedy, And So It Goes. Oren Little (Michael Douglas) is a grumpy realtor who doesn’t like anybody since his wife died. His life and attitude changes when his ten-year-old granddaughter Sarah (Sterling Jerins) is left on his doorstep by his estranged son. He tries to find a way to pawn her off on his nightclub-singing neighbor Leah (Diane Keaton) when she takes a surprising interest not only in Sarah, but also in Orin. When reviewing this film, I was wondering why I liked it so much when there isn’t anything really original or surprising. It does seem to hit all of the right buttons with funny one-liners, a heartwarming story, and lovable characters like a cute kid, a crotchety old man, and an emotional woman. Director Rob Reiner knows how to incorporate all of the “feel good” aspects found in this type of film. Even though the story isn’t too deep, the pacing is perfect and the film is kept to a slim 90 minutes. Keep an eye out (since I can’t) for Frankie Valli as a club owner and Rob Reiner as a bad toupee wearing piano player in the band. Even though the film probably will not make a ton of money, I enjoyed it and I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA