After 80 for Brady Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are back together under the direction and writing of Paul Weitz. c
A death of a dear friend in Moving On reunites old college roomie – Fonda’s Clair and Tomlin’s Evelyn/Eviee. And Wait takes advantage of tributary of the co-stars of a recent successful Netflix collaboration.
Fonda posits a demure, if dignified angle to a shattered woman offering much of the film’s dramatic heft. As Tomlin’s saturnine, frustrate musician evinces a certain wry ardency that counters a more moving element to the aforementioned “Brady.”
Malcolm McDowell and Richard Roundtree appear as notable side characters who help guide a pretty dangly, gaping storyline. Even as Weitz isn’t that sure-handed to maintain a tone that is trickier to maneuver than the memorable long-ago, Fonda/Tomlin and Dolly Parton stirrer – Nine To Five. But at least for an aging demographic, it gets by on the coattails of its veteran, acclaimed actress.