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The Time of Their Lives (2017)

TV-14 | | Comedy | 10 March 2017 (UK)
A former Hollywood star enlists the help of a new friend in order to journey from London to France for her ex-lover's funeral, with the various mishaps en route making the trip unforgettable.

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Roger Goldby

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Roger Goldby

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Collins ... Helen
Pauline Collins ... Priscilla
Franco Nero ... Alberto
Ronald Pickup ... Frank
Sian Reeves ... Sarah
Joely Richardson ... Lucy
Allene Quincy ... Ileana
Martin Arrowsmith Martin Arrowsmith ... Carer 1
Wayne Cater Wayne Cater ... Coach Driver
Richard Syms ... Reg
Latoya Lees ... Checkout Girl
Scott Michael Wagstaff ... Passport Officer
Tom Mulheron ... Eric
Claire De Belloy Claire De Belloy ... Little Boy's Mother
Matilda Shapland Matilda Shapland ... Eleanor
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Storyline

Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover's funeral on glamorous French hideaway Ile-de-Re, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a bad marriage. Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road together by coach, ferry, car and foot in a race to get to the funeral on time, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive Italian millionaire (Franco Nero) along the way. On this unforgettable journey, they find true friendship in one another - and have the time of their lives.

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It's never too late for another chance

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Amiche all'improvviso See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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$1,125,526
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Trivia

The song Joan Collins sang, "Who Can I Turn Too," was written by her ex-husband, Anthony Newley. See more »

Goofs

No passports or travel visas are ever shown, yet they all travel from the UK to France. See more »

Quotes

Helen: [on stealing a rental car] There are perks to being a senior citizen
Helen: [trying to hitchhike] I need a fucking ride
Helen: [as a group of teens pretend to give her a lift only to drive off] Oh FUCK OFF... fucking kids
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Joan is still great
31 July 2017 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

Who would think a road trip movie in France with 2 elderly actresses would turn out to be quite interesting and unexpected in the direction things take. An unhappily married woman with a nasty husband and a former movie star setting off to a funeral of a director in France end up together on a trip in Brittany - Ile de Re. The scenery is interesting - not as beautiful as the South of France but watchable for it being unfamiliar.

It's refreshing to see different older actresses in this kind of roles. A nice change from Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. Joan Collins has an expressive face and manages to convey comedy and emotion well. Some actresses her age have too much botox and can't show any expression at all. Pauline Collins isn't as well preserved but she is perfect for her role. Franco Nero plays an Italian artist and love interest.

Worth a watch.


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