The Golden Boys (2008)

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The Golden Boys: Directed by Daniel Adams. With David Carradine, Rip Torn, Bruce Dern, Mariel Hemingway. A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage.

“I didnu0026#39;t expect to either like or dislike this film. I thought it would be a rut gut parody full type of comedy, which I like better if it is well done. Instead, it was the u0026quot;safeu0026quot; situation comedy, which is also hard to do, but doesnu0026#39;t make you feel like a failure if an audience doesnu0026#39;t burst out in laughter.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eItu0026#39;s the story of three retired seamen in the early twentieth century, on the Massachussetts coast, who realize they live in a sty, and put an ad out for a woman to marry one of them.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOf course you know the woman will fall for one of the other two, and itu0026#39;s very obvious who it will be. However, it is the small things that make a movie like this a u0026quot;professionalu0026quot; job. And the attention to detail is incredible. One gets the feeling that some of the people involved spent a decade to get this sort of polish.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe little things mean all the subplots and minor characters outside of the u0026quot;triangleu0026quot;, which isnu0026#39;t a love u0026quot;triangleu0026quot;, but a very real looking situation. Dern pretty well steals the show as the third man, the one outside of the triangle, partly from writing and partly from Dern. Thatu0026#39;s what I mean by a u0026quot;professionalu0026quot; job. Everyone involved just did a perfect job.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis makes the film flow. I am on the cusp of u0026quot;attention deficit disorderu0026quot; and I didnu0026#39;t lose a beat. It just flowed along like the waves of the shore. Good scenery helped. Also, the feeling that youu0026#39;ve met some of these people in old age later on. Worth the rental or library check out. Thumbs up.”

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