Synopsis by Michael Hastings
Mary Tyler Moore reunites with the man who played her '60s small-screen husband, Dick Van Dyke, in this film adaptation of D.L. Coburn's much-lauded 1976 play. The Gin Game concerns a burgeoning friendship -- and an insurmountable rift -- between Fonsia Dorsey (Moore) and Weller Martin (Van Dyke), two seniors who find companionship with one another over daily card games at their retirement home. Fonsia is initially attracted to Weller's wry, sarcastic manner, but over the course of their conversations together, the two begin to impose their life's failures and regrets upon each another. The Gin Game premiered as part of PBS' Hollywood Presents series in May 2003.
aging, friendship, game, retirement-home, senior-citizen, failure, regret, resentment