Oscar® Nominees James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold* star in this love story based on actual events that proves love is the ultimate triumph. Determined to build a more suitable house for his wife Irene (Bujold), whose memory is failing, Craig Morrison (Cromwell) is met with resistance from an overzealous government inspector. Facing a possible jail sentence, and with Irene becoming increasingly ill, Craig races to finish the house in this beautiful story filled with heart and humor.
*Cromwell: 1995, Actor, Babe. Bujold: 1969, Actress, Anne of the Thousand Days.
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Growing old together can't be easy, but in this case, it's certainly beautiful.
Writer-director Michael McGowan covers all the bases here -- the long-standing romance between the aging couple, the hovering concerns of their son and daughter, the constant head-butting with the building inspector -- with well-paced confidence.
Writer-director Michael McGowan (Saint Ralph) shows affinity for the subtle undercurrents of a long, happy marriage, but the friction between Cromwell and the government bureaucracy stays one-note.
Bring a handkerchief, or possibly a bedsheet, to "Still Mine"; this fact-based, beautifully acted drama could wring tears from a brick.
[A] tough-minded tearjerker, based on a true story ...
It is about a husband and wife, partners through six decades, grappling with issues of aging, and how to spend what time together remains with grace and dignity.
While this slight Canadian film has limited appeal for general audiences, seniors and families affected by Alzheimer's will find much to identify with.