Never Too Late
2020 | Australia | 98 mins | M, Offensive language
- Director: Mark Lamprell (‘A Few Less Men’, ‘Goddess’, ‘After the Rain’)
- Writer: Luke Preston
- Cast: James Cromwell, Dennis Waterman, Jacki Weaver, Jack Thompson, Roy Billing, Shane Jacobson, Renee Lim, Simone Annan
- Comedy, drama, romance
An over the hill gang tries to reunite a couple who have been apart for 50 years. James Cromwell and Jacki Weaver head a strong cast in this funny and feisty film.
Jackie K. Cooper
It has been a long time since Caine, Bronson, Angus and Wendell, aka, ‘The Chain Breakers’, escaped the torturous Vietnamese POW camp. They now find themselves sharing a new prison, The Hogan Hills Retirement Home for Returned Veterans.
Each of the boys has an unrealised dream they want to achieve before it’s too late. So, once again they band together to devise a plan to escape this new hell.
But the rules of engagement have changed, in fact, they can’t even remember what they were and that’s half the problem.
This film would have to be the best Aussie comedy about old men and women you could possibly watch, then it kicks you in the behind with a sad but fun ending, all wrapped up into a must watch movie.
It’s difficult — probably impossible — not to be charmed by the principal characters and their actors, all of whom can oscillate to pathos quickly. The Guardian