After her husband's death, Arvilla (Jessica Lange) brings her two friends (Kathy Bates, Joan Allen) on a road trip that turns into the journey of a lifetime.
" At the very least, Bonneville deserves to be seen as a challenge and a rebuke to our supposedly youth-obsessed age. "
" Bonneville is scarcely original and in no way earthshaking, but its notable cast is a pleasure to behold. "
" Except for Jessica Lange's silent, expressive close-ups, the women's journey in Bonneville is aesthetically and dramatically unremarkable. "
" Open the big cinema floodgates and Bonneville is just a trickle of Poland Spring, but the trio of ladies are always watchable. "
" The actors make us happy to be along for the ride. "
" When you've got three of the nation's best actresses in leading roles, it doesn't matter if your script is only adequate and the audience really has to squint here and there to believe what's happening on the screen. "
" In Bonneville, a talented cast is wasted, falling victim to a tired, cliche-ridden story. "
" It took brass hubcaps to make Bonneville, a midlife-chick-road-trip movie starring a '66 Pontiac convertible and a trio of middle-aged driving girlfriends in cool sunglasses, and not once have the gals give props to Thelma & Louise. "
" It's depressing to see a deluxe cast wasted on such by-the-numbers material. "
" The kind of comfy, reassuring take on human relations that makes cynics want to growl at the stranger sitting next to them. "
" There are zero surprises in the road comedy Bonneville, sadly including the fact that three middle-age actresses with three Oscars and nine nominations among them couldn't find anything more challenging to do. "
" There's no avoiding the fact that Christopher Rowley's feature debut is as uninspired and predictable as your average Lifetime movie. "
" This rarity in cinema -- a graying cast in a female-bonding adventure -- couldn't be more dull-humored or predictably maudlin without just calling itself The Bucket List 2. "
" Yes, the film deals with women of an age who are usually ignored in film, and it further deals with questions of mortality and loss, which are equally overlooked. The problem is, it doesn't deal with them very well. "
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