Lovely, Still

Lovely, Still is a 2008 American romantic drama film directed by Nik Fackler. It stars Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Adam Scott, and Elizabeth Banks.


Lonely Robert Malone (Landau) falls in love with Mary (Burstyn), the mother of his neighbor Alex (Banks). With the help of his boss Mike (Scott), Robert decides to spend Christmas with someone for the first time. Over a period of a few days and with the "co-conspiratorial help" from the grocery store manager, as a couple they enjoy several activities leading up to Christmas, including things like a carriage ride, a shopping spree, attending a musical performance together, and a party. At the party, Robert mistakenly accuses another older man of being the rotten, no good husband who had left Mary before. As the story progresses, we begin to understand that Mary knows a lot more and is much more concerned about making Robert happy day-by-day than might be otherwise expected for a senior couple, including moments of quiet intimacy. As the film draws to a close, we find out that Alex, Mike, Mary, and even the "alleged" boyfriend are all part of the story, as it is Robert's condition of Alzheimer's / senile dementia taking him away from them for days at a time, leading to a very sweet ending.

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    director Nik Fackler
    editor Douglas Crise
    genre drama
    keywords first time grocery store shopping spree
    musicBy Mike Mogis
    producer Lars Knudsen
    productionCompany North Sea Films
    publisher Monterey Media
    theme independent romantic drama