• How About You (2008)

How About You

Release Date: November 14th, 2008

DVD Release Date: April 21st, 2009

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

When Kate (Orla Brady) is called away from the retirement home she runs to take care of her mother, she is forced to leave her rebellious little sister, Ellie (Hayley Atwell), in charge of the four residents who are staying at the home over holiday break. These four are nicknamed "the hardcore" because of their mean-spirited ways, and they quickly try to break Ellie of her happy-go-lucky demeanor. But both "the hardcore" and Ellie soon discover that they can learn a lot from each other.

Cast: Hayley Atwell, Vanessa Redgrave, Joss Ackland, Brenda Fricker, Imelda Staunton, Orla Brady, Joan O'Hara

Director: Anthony Byrne

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Underdog, Amusing, 2000s, Transformation, Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Walter AddiegoSan Francisco Chronicle

    A remarkable cast for a small, non-mainstream effort. show more

  • 50
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    How About You is not without its moments of insight, but its emotional arc is a straight line from A to B, a path made all the more obvious by the heart-tugging score. show more

  • 75
    Bob MondelloNPR

    A bit abrupt about its mood-changing revelations and a bit sketchy about its put-out-to-pasture characters. But it's a warmly engaging romp nonetheless. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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