With the approach of Christmas causing him to feel lonely in life and love, Robert Malone (Martin Landau) braves the wintry snow to arrive home from his job at the grocery store only to find a stranger (Ellen Burstyn) standing in his home.
What begins as an odd and awkward encounter quickly blossoms into what appears to be a romantic late life affair that takes US on a heartfelt and wonderful journey which takes an unexpected turn.
This is a heart felt dramatic movie that many people in the world can relate to. At first the viewer may think that this is just a charming story about a lonely old man who finds love. But in reality it is about the sad effects that Alzheimer’s has on family members, particularly a spouse of someone inflicted with this terrible disease.As in so many movies about Alzheimer’s this film portrays the emotional ups and downs of not only the person with the disease but everyone associated with them. This is a very dramatic and heart-wrenching movie. We award this film the Dove Approved 12+ Seal due to the thematic topic. It is a remarkable movie.