Married for 50 years, Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona’s (Julie Christie) commitment to each other appears unwavering, and their everyday life is full of tenderness and humour. But Fiona’s increasingly evident memory loss makes it no longer possible for either of them to ignore the fact that she is suffering from Alzeimer’s disease.
With the intention of going out with dignity, Fiona checks into a nursing home. As Grant remains in his empty house, wracked with guilt over his past indiscretions, Fiona forms an attachment to a fellow patient she claims to have known in her youth.
Golden Globes 08; Best Drama Actress (Christie)
2006Rating: M, contains offensive language110 minsCanada
Christie is poignantly appealing, easily suggesting a woman Grant might still be fascinated by after nearly a half-century. But it's Pinsent who really carries the bulk of screen time and the film itself, in a perfectly restrained turn.