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Moving On (Blu-ray) review

Moving On (Blu-ray) review
« on: May 16, 2023, 02:10:12 PM »

Studio: Lionsgate
Release Date: May 16, 2023
Rating: R
Film:  2/5

In this revenge comedy from Academy Award®-nominated writer Paul Weitz, Claire (Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda, 1978, Actress in a Leading Role, Coming Home) and Evelyn (Academy Award® nominee Lily Tomlin, 1975, Actress in a Supporting Role, Nashville) are estranged friends who reunite to get even with Howard (Malcolm McDowell), the petulant widower of their recently deceased best friend. Along the way, Claire reunites with Ralph (Richard Roundtree), her great love from her younger years, as each woman must make peace with her past and learn to treasure the value of a good friend.

My Thoughts
Politics has seemed to have polluted virtually everything in our lives, which isn’t a good thing. Hollywood has always been somewhat center stage for this going back more than 70 years, but “message” type movies were generally relegated to dramas and weren’t so in your face. That’s definitely not the case here—this film borderlines on offensive for at least half of America, and maybe even more. Virtually every topic is covered in one way or another throughout the film and it took what could have been what was otherwise an interesting premise and completely ruined it.

Video 4.5/5 (AVC)
Audio 4/5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)

Special Features:
·        Photo Gallery
·        Blu-ray + Digital Code

Instead of being called “Moving On,” the film should have been called something else with the tagline, “Brought to you by MoveOn.org.” While the film contained a couple of laughs and an interesting story, it couldn’t keep its politics in the center of the road to appeal to a wider audience and both my wife and I found it offensive to our core beliefs. Skip it. 

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Re: Moving On (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2023, 05:52:52 PM »
Thanks for taking one for the team.
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Re: Moving On (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2023, 06:27:48 PM »
Indidnt even know they were still alive 
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Re: Moving On (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2023, 06:51:07 PM »
Thanks for taking one for the team.
You have no idea Craig....it's like this film came straight from the Sacramento legislature on every grievance they could think of. 
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Re: Moving On (Blu-ray) review
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2023, 08:50:47 PM »
There are ways to include political ideas into movies to give the audience something to think about without alienating one half of them, but that kind of subtlety seems to have become a lost art.

It's almost as if some studios are more interested in pushing the message than reaping the profits.

Thanks for the review on this one.

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