A pair of legendary Oscar-winning actors, Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) and Martin Landau (Ed Wood), team up to tell this sensitive, holiday-themed love story that centers on lonely, elderly grocery store bagger Robert (Landau) inexplicably finding love for the very first time in his life with his new neighbor Mary (Burstyn).
Here we have an actual mature adults, over 70, taking control of the dramatic action, proving that love is not just for the young. It is definitely a refreshing change of pace to be reminded that fairytale cinematic romances are not just for Miley Cyrus or teenage vampires. Sometimes people fall in love late in life, despite the odds, but very few films actually get made about them, nor are there many opportunities to see Burstyn or Landau in the substantial leading roles they deserve.
Co-starring Elizabeth Banks and Adam Scott, Lovely, Still will be available on DVD November 9th.