Watch A Time to Remember
- 1 hr 36 min
A Time to Remember is an emotional drama film released in 2003, starring Dana Delany, Doris Roberts and Megan Gallagher. The film revolves around a young woman named Britt Calhoun (Dana Delany) who has recently lost her mother to cancer. As she struggles to come to terms with the loss, she also finds herself in a difficult situation with her stepfather, Walter (Doris Roberts), who constantly reminds her of her mother and tries to get her to move back home with him. Britt, who is a journalist by profession, is given an assignment to cover a story on a group of elderly women who have formed a friendship and meet every week to share their life experiences with each other. As Britt gets involved with the women and listens to their stories, she uncovers some surprising similarities between herself and some of the women. She begins to understand that despite the generations between them, they all share similar feelings of loss and the struggle for acceptance in difficult situations. As Britt spends more time with the women, she starts to see a different side of life that she had never experienced before. She starts to see the value in friendships and relationships, and begins to form a bond with her editor, Tom (Megan Gallagher), who helps her through some tough times. Together, they work to uncover the truth behind some of the stories of the older women, which leads to some unexpected outcomes. Throughout the film, Britt struggles to find her place in the world without her mother and with a stepfather whom she does not particularly care for. She discovers that the only way to heal from her loss is to open herself up to new relationships, new experiences and new people. As she learns more about herself and those around her, Britt discovers that there is indeed a time to remember and a time to move on. The performances in A Time to Remember are outstanding. Dana Delaney delivers a particularly honest portrayal of a young woman who is dealing with the loss of her mother, while Doris Roberts brings a lot of depth to her role as the stepfather who is trying to do the right thing. Megan Gallagher is equally impressive as Britt's editor, providing a down-to-earth balance to the other performances. The direction of the film by John Putch is excellent, smoothly transitioning between the different storylines and delivering a poignant finale. The themes of this film are universal and relatable. Everyone has experienced loss and the struggle to move on. The portrayal of older women whose friendships transcend the barriers of age and life circumstances is a testament to the idea that friendships can develop in ways that are unexpected but are full of meaning. The film also demonstrates that, despite the differences between generations, there is a shared human experience that unites all of us. Overall, A Time to Remember is an excellent film that touches on issues that many people can relate to. It is a poignant and heartwarming reminder that, no matter what life throws at us, there is always a time to remember and a time to move forward.