I thought about this movie, [[ASIN:6301572793 See You in the Morning [VHS]]], one night while watching something about Farrah Fawcett on TV. Typically, a flash of the film crosses my memory - and then I Google to find out which movie it was - followed by the old click of the Amazon pages.
And voila! I had this old flick - from way back when - with another favorite star, Jeff Bridges. There was no DVD version, but I decided to take a chance on the VHS.
As I watched the movie over again, I was reminded of why I enjoyed it so much back when. Now it isn't one of those truly amazing flicks...but it is a "feel-good" tale of families - families that come together and then are torn apart - and the forces that connect and separate them.
Newly widowed and newly divorced individuals, portrayed by Alice Krige and Jeff Bridges, chart their course through their budding relationship, which leads to marriage too quickly - you see the red flags going up all over the place! - but they are lonely. And they love each other. Their blended families bring a host of problems, the least of which is a shoplifting teen daughter and a son who runs away when he learns that his mother and new stepfather have put the home on the market. This is his father's house! He protests and creates trouble, but eventually everything is sorted out.
Farrah Fawcett plays a beautiful, seductive ex-wife who makes a play for her ex-husband (Jeff Bridges' character) during her mother's final illness - when everyone is gathered together for a mournful goodbye.
Will the characters finally solve their issues, or will the past eventually eclipse the newly developing connections?
The movie was a little choppy in places, going back and forth too abruptly at times...but all in all, the images conveyed the angst of families in crisis and in flux. Four stars.