Cinema can also be something as seemingly inconsequential or trivial as three women in the final stages of their lives exploring the path they have traveled and the relationships they have maintained. It may sound absolutely expendable, but it is also profitable ground for an elegant, light, classic ribbon that touches real human emotions and also entertains.
This kind of adult tapes should not be rare, but something common in the cinephile diet that is delivered to us annually by Hollywood studios. But right now you’re selling it as a quirk, an attempted experiment though the final result is the most daily and also satisfactory, nothing fancy. Unfortunately, it’s the only way to get things like ‘let them talk‘.
Steven Soderbergh once again took advantage of streaming by directing an original film for HBO Max with the usual speed and efficiency that characterizes him. He got on a tour boat with a bunch of brilliant actresses, like Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest or Candice Bergen, and tried to get a movie out of it. It sounds like a brand of the house, but the result could not be less extravagant and yes more deliciously classic.
Streep is a successful writer who takes her two old friends to a cruise to heal your broken relationship, though later their own paths part within the confines of the ship. The novelist herself also has to deal with her nephew who is signing up for the sea voyage, and unknowingly she will also be on board her literary agent to try to find out how the progress of her next book is going.
Everything is articulated in a light road movie format that changes the road for water and the car for a boat (come on, a “boat movie”), and where the protagonists are unraveling the relationship between them finding themselves in old age. Mortality floats in the environment, although it is not a twilight film, since Soderbergh always finds the right lightness to keep it fresh as well as elegant.
‘Let Them Talk’: Exquisite Imperfection
Its eloquence and sophistication when it comes to tackling comedy is what sets it apart from a more mainstream film for direct consumption. Just the opposite of what one expects from a platform movie, but Soderbergh has not come to these grounds not to play. His ability to entertain is unusual, because we are dealing with a director who cannot avoid introducing intrigues close to robbery cinema or pulling elements that seem cold, but he really manages to make an exquisite and imperfect film.
Streep specifically gives a superb interpretation, far from usual mannerisms or impossible accents. Get one of the most humane jobs of his in a character who isn’t meant to be in a pantheon. Because ‘Let them talk’ is not a transcendent work, but it does not seek to be so at any time. Therein lies its exquisiteness and what makes it worth seeing.
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