A young woman who dreams of being a children’s author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.
Beautiful, but not fantastic.
This seems clearly to be an attempt to recreate the magic of Amelie, right down to a doe-eyed star. The visuals are lovely, but the story is…predictable. There are several wonderful performances, and a couple that are less so.
If you are looking for a pretty bit of fluff to fill 100 minutes, this would be a great choice. If you love gardening and/or want inspiration for your yard, this could be flick worth renting.
But, it’s not going to win any awards
Rotten Tomatoes: Critics 64%; Audience 73%
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy