Edie

Edie

DVD - 2019
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Following the death of her husband, a woman in her eighties decides to fulfill her dream of climbing Mount Suilven in the Scottish Highlands.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2019]
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
Alternative Title: Edie (Motion picture : 2017).

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ThundurMom Oct 17, 2020

A charming and heartwarming story. It’s never too late, and you’re never too old to set a lofty goal and achieve it.

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Bufflowbill
Jul 20, 2020

A nice little film, entertaining funny in places. Hope I can accomplish what she sets out to do at her age.

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Joyandgrace
May 21, 2020

I have given Edie 5 stars for sure. The message is very valuable because I do believe most individuals can relate to the underlying message no matter what age they are in one way or another. I started watching it and could not stop. It's an outstanding movie.

With Much Appreciation to JCLS for purchasing such excellent movies as this one.
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INVS
Mar 03, 2020

If you are interested in in travel, Scotland and what old people can do other than curl up and vegetate, then this is a pleasant, somewhat informative film. I certainly admire Sheila Hancock (the widow of John Thaw - Inspector Morse) age 83 taking on this story. Parts were a bit slow, a bit overacted and made several characters look like the jerks they were supposed to be.

The terrain is accurate, as is Lochinver, I just would have prefered the heather blooming during the filming. After 30 years of devoted care who could blame this woman for wanting to fulfil a dream of youth? Would that so many afford this adventure.

I watched this just after finishing The January Man by Sommerville, so it fit very nicely.

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dsw3914
Feb 19, 2020

This was not really what we thought it would be but it is for sure worth watching. It is very sad in places and very inspiring in other places. I probably would have given it at least another 1/2 star except for the ending. It was terrible. It just stops rather than ends. So much more could have been done at the end.

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B00ks2go
Jan 23, 2020

Not all old people want to curl up in an old folks home and wait for death. Not all old people have lived a full and exciting life with love and joy to look back upon. Edie is one of those women who did their duty for decades while her daughter ignored her sacrifices and her husband's illness and cruelty ground the life out of her. When the husband dies and her daughter tries to ship her off to a "home" where she can learn flower arranging, (not a spoiler it's in the first 5 minutes of the film) Edie decides she isn't ready to die. She has one thing to do before she tosses in the towel. Fate throws her together with the one man who can make her dreams come true--and she seems to be the one person who can help him sort out his own messed up life.
Beautiful scenery showing one of the loveliest places on earth (and some how they managed to avoid filming the swarms of flies and midges that plague Scotland in summer). Lovely, touching direction, and brilliant acting make this a wonderful film for young and old alike.

ArapahoeLesley Jan 10, 2020

Two bitter, lost people find adventure and friendship in this lovely affirming film. There are great performances but nothing beats such a beautiful country. Scotland is the star of this movie!

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