Movie Review: Never Too Late (2020)
Never Too Late (2020)
Cast: Jacki Weaver, James Cromwell, Shane Jacobson, Jack Thompson, Roy Billing and Dennis Waterman.
When a nursing home stands in the way of a 50-year courtship, four grumpy old Vietnam Vets unite to re-enact the great escape. They may have lost their memory and speed, but these renegades prove it’s never too late for new adventures, even if you have to break rules to break free.
Hilariously funny in parts and tissue box required in others. With a great cast of well known oldies, including a surprising cameo by Max Cullen.
As usual, we see a stellar performance by James Cromwell (aka Farmer Hoggett in Babe, and other movies such as Jurassic World, The Generals Daughter, The Green Mile, Space Cowboys, and I Robot to name several). As Jack Bronson, an old Vietnam Vet, he has located an old flame from years ago, but there’s a twist. After finding himself trapped in the nursing home, he manages to entice a group of old mates to assist in an escape.
Mission critical the old team of Chainbreakers gain assistance from the managers son, Elliot, played by Zachary Wan who becomes a tremendous help in their covert operations. Multi-talented Renee Lim plays his mum, Lin, the Hogan Hills Aged Care Manager. Lin runs a very tight ship, managing to catch these oldies in every escape attempt, or does she?
This was a great piece of drama with its colourful cast and numerous plot twists. The movie was entertaining from the start when we are quickly introduced to our main characters and the idea that they are not your everyday average oldie in a nursing home. One of the scenes that got to me, and I thought was very sad, was the possible true portrayal of what goes on in a aged care facility. Hope they get better before I need one!
Movie Trailer: https://youtu.be/ApWpvQJKV6Q