On February 28, 2017, our Art in Film group reviewed Year by the Sea. After 30 years as a wife and mother, Joan retreats to Cape Cod rather than follow her husband to Kansas. Intent on rediscovering herself, but plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor. Supported by her literary agent and a host of locals, including a sexy fisherman, Joan learns to embrace the ebb and flow of life.
Released February 24, 2017. Directed by Alexander Janko.
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Year by the Sea’s reoccurring theme of aging, self-learning were overshadowed by the film’s sense of miss direction and boredom. Only about half of our reviewers would recommend this film to their friends. Our reviewers mostly women and seniors.
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Our overall review and how we compare.
61% Art in Film Review
35% Rotten Tomatoes