I last saw Michael Douglas in the movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Diane Keaton in Something's Gotta Give.These two movie veterans are not new in comedy. For Douglas, my favorite is War Of The Roses where he played husband to Kathleen Turner's character that tried to kill each other. For Ms. Keaton, the Father Of The Bride movies and The First Wives Club.
For these two, comedy is never too old. In this movie, they showed that they still got what it takes to be casts as the protagonists. Usually, it is the younger who gets casts into comedies as protagonists but it requires older actors to play the the main roles because of the emphasis of a family struggle.
As Oren Little, Michael Douglas gave emphasis what his character's scope of influence in the story. His was the center of the conflict. His son is serving prison term and he is the only blood relative who can take care of the granddaughter that he never met.
As Oren's neighbor Leah, Diane Keaton is the ideal choice of parent figure. It is not surprising that she has this roles especially in Father Of The Bride movies. For new actress Sterling Jerins, it is good she is having good movie breaks. Most of her movies becomes my favorites like World War Z and The Conjuring. It's not every day that a little girl can work with Brad Pitt in a blockbuster movie. I can see promising projects heading her way in the future. She plays the granddaughter Sarah. This is probably her best performance yet in my opinion.
The neighbors also provide a comic bunch situations for the main characters. The story is something even a Filipino can relate. I am not surprise if it can be given a Pinoy version because it is also something Pinoy does in a TV series.
I highly recommend this movie but it is only exclusive to Ayala Cinemas. For more quality movie reviews, follow this blog or like my Facebook page, L.E.N.S. blogs. And So It Goes opens exclusively in Ayala Cinemas.