Mostly predictable and uneventful, but still very meaningful little film. Just the right kind of charming and joyful, even if it is filled with melancholia and loss. Thank god someone wrote this for Blythe Danner, but just about every one in it gives a winning performance, specially Starr and Elliott.
This film really has no glaring errors, but there's nothing unique about it either. Similar plots and characters can be found in dozens of other films, the life lessons it imparts aren't particularly original or insightful, and the performances feel basic and predictable. I don't think it's a bad film, but I don't feel there's anything I can take from it.