Fonda and Redford star as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower who've lived next to each other for years. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: California Privacy Policy | California Collection Notice | Do Not Sell My Info. Rather than film the movie on the plains, where Haruf's novel is set — in the fictional town of Holt, Colorado — the crew was based in Florence, with forays into Colorado Springs and Denver. Sometime later, Addie is hospitalised after a fall. Learn more about our use of cookies and information. In a world where film-viewing culture has become porous, thanks to several online streaming platforms, the arrival of someone like Batra is both significant and pertinent. Make a weekend of it with a stay in one of the area’s charming B&Bs. Support Us The film stars Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Judy Greer. Fonda and Redford play this potentially sleepy material with spry, generous adroitness, genuinely listening and subtly playing off each other’s reactions and body language. Did they change your house at all? © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Addie explains how her young daughter was killed by a driver after running into the street. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Denver's stories with no paywalls. Friendly staff, early bird breakfast specials and cinnamon rolls round out the menu. By good fortune, I was on sabbatical that fall, and spent most of that period away in Santa Fe working on a book at a friend’s house, but my family was also able to rent a house across the street from our home for the duration. Born in Pueblo, he and his family soon moved to Cañon City. On July 7, 2016, Netflix hired Ritesh Batra to direct the film adaptation of Kent Haruf's novel Our Souls at Night, scripted by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. He is lonely. The rest it owes to the residual low-key chemistry of stars Robert Redford and Jane Fonda in their fourth screen collaboration; nearly 40 years after “The Electric Horseman,” they resume their partnership as comfortably and as unfussily as slipping into a broken-in pair of high-waisted jeans. They planted lots of beautiful bushes and flowers around the house, put up attractive curtains and wallpaper. Trick or Treat? Engaging with our readers is essential to Westword's mission. It was released on September 29, 2017 by Netflix. One night, Addie visits Louis to suggest that they spend the night together, non-sexually, to counter their loneliness. One scene was shot during the City’s Pioneer Day Parade, with a variety of locals as extras. It worked for the script they had in hand and for the shots they contemplated. A commoner living in ancient Greece, Heron discovers his true heritage as a son of Zeus, and his purpose: to save the world from a demonic army. We are anxious to see how the old homestead fares! [3][4] Filming was completed on November 2, 2016. “Our Souls at Night” sounds as if it should be a noir-ish plunge into existential darkness of ravaged psyches while bloodhounds balefully howl at the moon. Old Colorado City Seriously, I can’t exactly say, as that was their decision, and the witness should not speculate. After shyly inviting herself in, Addie wastes little time with pleasantries: “Would you be interested in coming to my house sometime to sleep with me?” she asks. On July 7, 2016, Netflix hired Ritesh Batra to direct the film adaptation of Kent Haruf's novel Our Souls at Night, scripted by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Sign Up ›. Fall/Winter/Spring: 8:30am-5:00pm M-F David Hendrickson has taught in the political science department at Colorado College since 1983. However, when she receives a distressed phone call from Jamie in the middle of the night, she reconsiders when she arrives at Gene's house and finds a drunk Gene, who confesses he has always known that Addie blamed him for his sister's death. Holt is a composite of the three Colorado towns where the author grew up: Wray, Holyoke and Yuma. Adele Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ Next Week With Musical Guest H.E.R. Ill-served older audiences seeking gentle entertainment should eat up “Our Souls at Night,” provided they’re already accustomed to the new release model. Born in Pueblo, he and his family soon moved to Cañon City. Netflix supports the Digital Advertising Alliance Principles. Directed by Ritesh Batra. And at their ages—Cat Ballou turns 80 later this year and the Sundance Kid hit 81 last month—they have everything to gain and nothing to lose by becoming a twosome at this autumnal stage in life, much like Addie and Louis. The website's critical consensus reads, "Our Souls at Night honors the quiet strength of its source material by offering a simple yet sturdy canvas for two talented veteran leads to bring its story to life. It has a kitchen big enough to film in and a nice back yard. I shook Jane Fonda’s hand. WHERE IS "OUR SOULS AT NIGHT" FILMED? “I mean, how cool is that?” was the general sentiment. Weber. [2], Principal photography on the film began on September 12, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and it also was shot in Florence, Colorado. After widowed neighbors Addie and Louis begin sleeping in bed together platonically to alleviate their loneliness, a real romance begins to blossom. If not, how did you keep the secret? Jane Fonda stayed here during filming of the movie. Based on true events. That he is played by the truly talented Iain Armitage, who was a standout in the miniseries “Big Little Lies” as the suspected school bully and is the star of “The Big Bang Theory” sitcom spin-off “Young Sheldon,” makes the scenes he shares with Redford among the most enjoyable. Addie and Louis don’t exactly have the love affair to end all love affairs planned, except in the sense that they hope it’ll be their last. The Westword may earn a portion of sales from products & services purchased through links on our site from our affiliate partners. I thought you might ask that. Contact Us, Netflix will be releasing “Our Souls at Night” to its global platform on September 29, mere weeks after its glittery Venice Film Festival premiere. About Us, (Haruf’s novel, after all, was all the more touching for being published a year after the American author’s passing.) Reader: Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, Together Again for the Fourth Time? Careers, At the outset, however, it’s an old-fashioned knock on the door that brings mutually widowed Addie (Fonda) and Louis (Redford) together after decades of polite neighbourly nods from their adjacent porches. Stars Robert Redford and Jane Fonda play widowed neighbors whose relationship starts to flourish and becomes the talk of the small town. 2017 TV-14 1h 43m Romantic Favorites. Unlike “The Sense of an Ending,” Batra’s other soft-toned study of golden-years regret and redemption released this year, there’s no larger, crueller irony or emotional catharsis to be gained from this subtle accumulation of heartaches — merely the half-smiling assurance that life goes on until, with ultimately little fanfare, it eventually doesn’t. He and Fonda boast a combined 114 years of acting experience, and appeared together in two lesser films in the ‘60s, "Tall Story" and “The Chase,” as well as “The Electric Horseman” in 1979. Not that it plays it entirely safe. Netflix and third parties use cookies and similar technologies on this website to collect information about your browsing activities which we use to analyse your use of the website, to personalize our services and to customise our online advertisements. When he strolls into the local coffee shop after entering through the front door for the first time, he is taunted by the local gossip (Bruce Dern, Fonda’s husband in “Coming Home”). Fonda is the bold, free spirit who makes the first move and breaks the ice in forging a relationship while Redford is the staid, uptight worrier who sneaks in Addie’s backdoor so people don’t talk. Just like widow Addie and widower Louis, neighbors in a cozy Colorado town whose paths have crossed now and then over the years, the two stars possess a certain ease and unspoken rapport when in each other’s presence, even if Redford’s character initially is somewhat taken aback by the idea of senior citizen sleepovers. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our terms of use, our cookies policy, and our privacy policy. Holt is a composite of the three Colorado towns where the … The fictional county of Holt, where the film and Kent Haruf's novel are set, is in Eastern Colorado. Even better, it is adapted by writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, who were responsible for penning two of the best teen weep-athons of recent vintage, “The Spectacular Now” and “The Fault in Our Stars.” The hormonal surges in “Our Souls at Night” aren’t quite the rollercoaster ride they are in those adolescent affairs.

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