The two principals, Anton Yelchin and Bérénice Marlohe, were perfect.Frank Langella was hilarious; Glenn Close touching.Maggie wants to start dating 25-year old John, a man eight years her senior.Maxwell isn't too happy about Maggie's wants, and he asks Fran to put a stop to Maggie and John's budding relationship.Ever so popular in the 1940's and 50's, well-written sentimentality for the big screen would best be described these days as passé'.And that's what makes writer/director Victor Levin's little film such a pleasure to experience.Now, I don't usually do this, but I feel the need, for the sake of my personal safety, to begin this review with a disclaimer: Although I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, no one with whom I have been, am or might one day be in a relationship should read into this review any approval on my part of any of the attitudes or activities depicted in this movie or any desire on my part to engage in such activities. She's outside smoking, he's a smoker too, he speaks a little French, yada yada yada, another Big Apple romance is born. She and her diplomat husband, Valery (Lambert Wilson, a veteran of both French and American films), are each free to take a lover, as long as they are discreet and only "get together" between the film's titular hours.Brian moves from confused to freaked out, but he goes for it.
It's a shame that this movie has had such a limited release. And, if you have an understanding spouse, such a thing is perfectly acceptable!
The woman is Arielle (Berenice Marlohe, Skyfall), and she is French, older than Brian, and married 3 things that are equally problematic according to his dad (Frank Langella), though his mom (Glenn Close) is just thrilled someone likes her boy.
As the flirting escalates, Arielle proceeds to explain to Brian that she is open to seeing him daily between the hours of pm and pm.
What Fran doesn't count on is that she falls for John's similarly aged friend, Mike Mc Mullen.
Maggie thinks that Fran is being hypocritical by forbidden her to see John, while she still gets to date Mike who is also eight years younger than her.