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Still Mine

Craig, a farmer, and his wife Irene have lived a blissful, breezy life together for many years. Yet, suddenly, due to Irene's declining health, their long-time house is no longer suitable; therefore, they decide to build a new one. However, building a new house is not so easy --- as Craig must battle a stubborn government bureaucrat in order to support his wife's needs.
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Time Out by

Providing the film’s foundation, Cromwell is adept at revealing emotional layers lurking under the surface of his flannel-clad old-timer.
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The Dissolve by Mike D'Angelo

The film is less effective as an inspirational saga than as a simple portrait of a marriage in its twilight years, with the house-in-progress serving as a metaphor for love that endures by being constantly renewed.
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The A.V. Club by Nick Schager

Cromwell delivers his defiantly gruff dialogue with amusing relish, while still grounding his protagonist’s actions in desperation and desolation. And his nostalgic conversations with Bujold while the two lay in bed have a naturalness that almost overshadows the creakiness of the surrounding material.
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Observer by Rex Reed

Not since "The Straight Story," when Richard Farnsworth traveled all the way from Iowa to Wisconsin by lawn mower to see his dying brother, have the wisdom, innocence and pride of a senior citizen combined so powerfully as a metaphor for the courage to face mortality. Unforgettable.

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