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Film Review - Palo Alto

Film Review - Bright Days Ahead


There’s an expectation of aging on film, a march of maturation that frequently involves quiet dignity or perhaps a comedic impishness that helps to dodge the branding process of senility. “Bright Days Ahead” touches on a rather modern quandary of forced obsolescence, where the old guard of society is lured into the pasture before they’re ready, while any spark of youthful activity refocuses energy in ways often discouraged. “Bright Days Ahead” isn’t profound, but it addresses a certain mentality of disposability as it sweeps through its tale of infidelity, while the lead performance from Fanny Ardant is superbly measured, bringing an interesting internalization to an occasionally, but not crushingly, routine look at the power of flirtation. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com


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