THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES

Rating: M
Length: 104 mins
Cast:
Joan Collins, Pauline Collins, Franco Nero

A former Hollywood star enlists the help of a new friend in order to journey from London to France for her ex-lover’s funeral, with the various mishaps en route making the trip unforgettable.

Review by Louise Keller:
“There’s pathos and laughter in this slim but uplifting tale about second chances in which Joan Collins plays a Hollywood has-been and Pauline Collins is the eternal Shirley Valentine. TV director Roger Goldby has written a golden years road trip comedy that explores friendship, romance, past mistakes and being strong enough to do something about them. Some of the film is lightweight and is predictably played for laughs, but surprisingly it delve into deeper territory, bringing pathos and an edge that elevates it beyond expectations. And there is Franco Nero, intact with oodles of charm – and a ponytail.
The film is surprisingly involving, mostly due to the charisma of its high profile cast, and while it may not be the best work of either Collins namesake, it is an enjoyable foray that commendably does not deliver a typical Hollywood ending.”

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