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Paris isn't enough of a diversion in weak 'My Old Lady'
Paris isn't enough of a diversion in weak 'My Old Lady'

You can't complain about the cast in "My Old Lady" — Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas going at one another in high style — and the setting of Paris at its most atmospheric is charm itself. The film in question, however, doesn't live up to the expectations its elements create. The directorial debut of prolific 75-year-old playwright Israel Horovitz, who adapted his own play, "My Old Lady" certainly has satisfactions, but they are incomplete ones. Awkwardly balanced between comedy and significance, with plotting that gets increasingly schematic and unconvincing, "My Old Lady" is bound and determined to get more serious...

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