Valentine (1979)

Genres - Romance  |   Release Date - Dec 7, 1979 (USA - Unknown)  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Valentine stars Mary Martin, making her TV movie debut as a septuagenarian, terminally ill widow. She falls in love with Jack Albertson, a 70 year old charmer with a history of breaking female hearts. Casting propriety to the four winds, Martin and Albertson shack up together, then take a picaresque cross-country trip. While there's opportunity aplenty for sticky sentimentality, Mary Martin and Jack Albertson cagily avoid the Obvious in their marvelous portrayals. Unfortunately, they are let down by the condescending script of Valentine, which suggests that the only way for old folks to "think young" is to behave like irresponsible schoolchildren.



widow/widower, terminal-illness, womanizer, cross-country, road-trip, elderly