The Good House
Approximate running time: 2 hours
37 Main Street East
Huntsville ON P1H 1H1
Reel Alternatives Huntsville Presents
The Good House
Sponsored By Jay Richardson
Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline play ex-flames who rekindle their romance in this drama from directors Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky.
“I need a good year.” When Hildy (Sigourney Weaver) makes that pronouncement, she’s talking about her sales prospects as a realtor. But there’s also an unspoken acknowledgement that her best years just might be behind her. Bold, brash, and practiced in the ways of her affluent New England town, Hildy’s barely controlled chaos is a bit too familiar to her friends and family. So is its fuel: booze. The film is an adaptation of Ann Leary’s novel about a piercing observation of a woman capable of great charm, but who is always ready to sabotage her own success when the mood descends. Seeing the risk escalate, her family stages an intervention. It goes about as well as expected.
Weaver is a pure pleasure to watch here, perfectly pitching Hildy’s captivating side as well as her more vicious moments. A woman who proudly notes that her family has lived in Wendover for almost 300 years, she carries herself with regal bearing, ready to adopt new arrival Rebecca (Morena Baccarin) as a prize. But Hildy’s mass of hurts and insecurities are never far from the surface. The only person who seems to see her fully is Frank (Kevin Kline), a grizzled old flame who earned his wealth with his own hands and may now be ready to take Hildy into his arms again. Wisely, the directors allow us to bask in the bright glow of these two old pros at work.
ll sales are final. Tickets will not be taken back for exchange or refund. Before purchasing tickets, carefully review your event and seat selection. Policies set forth by our clients, including venues and artists, generally prohibit the Algonquin Theatre from issuing exchanges or refunds after a ticket has been purchased or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. In addition, we may occasionally offer tickets at a discount after the original on sale date and will not refund the difference between the original price and the sale price.