Starring Sam Elliot, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ruitter and Laura Prepon, The Hero is all about an ailing movie star (Elliott) who’s coming to terms with his past and mortality…
I’m tuning in because I like the subject matter. Though, not to drag things to the dark side a little bit but we’ll all be ailing at some point and I like finding out how other people deal with it. Additionally, I’m a Sam Elliott fan. I remember liking his performance in I’ll See You In My Dreams (2015)and I must confess toappreciating his performance almost as much as I did the deep bass in his voice.
Besides being recognisable as an actress in her own right, I’ve known Blythe Danner as the mother of Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow and as the lovely Lady who often plays a well-meaning mother in films and TV shows; Meet The Parents (2000) and Will & Grace (1998-2006), respectively to name just two.
In the Brett Haley directed I’ll See You In My Dreams, Danner stars and is both charming and engaging. This is a comedy/ drama that follows Danner’s character (Carol) and her experience of life after retirement.
The nature of the relationships between Carol and her female friends was one of my favourite things. Watch it for a bittersweet story well told and a taster of the simple and priceless things you’ll want in later life, including the delightfully unexpected.
Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, June Squibb, Rhea Perlman and Mary Kay Place make up the supporting cast.