A story about this — 4 years ago
I had the mistaken impression that this film was both “gleeful” and “a smashing good comedy” (from the blurbs on the packaging). In truth, it was much more somber than that, dealing with serious issues with an understated humor. Be prepared for that and you will love it. Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine both play characters that you can’t help but love. Fred MacMurray plays a character that you can’t help but despise. Fine performances all around.