Wrinkles

Wrinkles

DVD - 2014
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Based on Paco Roca's award-winning graphic novel, the story opens with former bank manager Emilio being dispatched to a retirement home by his family. Like One Flew Over the Cuckoob2ss Nest in an old folks home, we are introduced to daily pill regimens, electric gates and an eccentric cast of characters who rebel against institutional authority, while doing everything in their power to avoid being assigned to the dreaded top floor assisted living wing.
Publisher: [United States] : GKIDS, 2014.
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,stereo
4 3/4 in.
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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COURIER3
May 28, 2017

Interesting animated story line for those of us aging. Well done with some surprises.

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Monica_Fruit
Apr 23, 2017

The descent into dementia was well done. Definitely a tug on the heart strings.

Veepea Apr 18, 2017

I was misled by the "tender and humorous" line in the summary on the back of the DVD. There was some tenderness but not much humour, mainly the grim realities of the elderly, whether or not the have married and have children.

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Crod939
Aug 15, 2016

This film offers a bittersweet and all too real portrayal of life in a nursing home. It navigates the ups and downs of Alzheimer's in a way that's both lighthearted and sad. If you like stories that are smart, warm, and sobering, you'll enjoy this one.

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Mandarina
Feb 27, 2016

Not the typical happy-go-lucky animation movie but we nethertheless enjoyed watching it as a family. It marries funny and tragedy while reflecting on getting old and on loosing one's health and capacities.

This animated feature film does a wonderful job of balancing the comic and tragic aspects of life in a senior citizens home. I enjoyed watching how Emilio and his roommate Miguel negotiated around the restrictions and limits of their environs. Recommended by Eric

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booksmile
Jan 13, 2016

Most depressing movie I've ever watched in its entirety! Depressing like dreary and blah rather than sharply tragic. The writer couldn't seem to see the positive at all.

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eclectikeefe
Jun 09, 2015

Lovely, if hard to watch at times. Raises a lot of good questions about what it is to be human and humane as we age.

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wiredonjava
Mar 28, 2015

Bravo. Very touching.

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ms_mustard
Feb 24, 2015

interesting and honest animated look at life in a retirement home as dementia descends on some residents.

I chose the English dialogue which came with English subtitles which were often saying something different and using different names for the residents. a bit disorienting.

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jimg2000
Sep 23, 2014

Miguel: And we've saved the best for last (giving tour to Emilio). The swimming pool.
Emilio: I didn't bring my swimming suit.
Miguel: It doesn't matter. It's not like you're going to use it. It's only here so they can impress the clients.
Emilio: The clients?
Miguel: You know, the ones who pay the bills. Your children. The government. They are the residency's real clients, not you or me. The swimming pool's here for them, to look nice in a brochure so they can think this is a five-star hotel...A swimming pool? It's like some cruel joke. Most of the people here can't even shower on their own.

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