Never Too Late

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  • TV-14
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.0  (795)
  • 43

Four aging Vietnam War veterans reunite after over 50 years to fulfill the dying wish of their fallen comrade, and in doing so, confront the ghosts of their past. Never Too Late, a 2020 comedy-drama film, directed by Mark Lamprell and written by Luke Preston, follows four Vietnam War veterans - James, Angus, Roy, and John - who are now in their 70s and living in a military retirement home in Australia.

The movie starts with James, played by James Cromwell, being the only veteran left with a lingering regret. He believes that he broke a promise to a dear friend that he would take care of his daughter. He has never forgotten this, and it has haunted him all these years.

When James receives a letter from his friend's daughter, he is reminded of this unfulfilled promise. She tells him that her father has died and his dying wish was that the four friends would come together and break out of the retirement home to retrieve a box of money that he had stashed away before he went to jail.

Reluctantly, James convinces his comrades-Angus, played by Dennis Waterman, Roy, played by Roy Billing, and John, played by Jack Thompson- that they need to break out of the home and find the box of money before it falls into the wrong hands.

While the quartet may seem tough at first, their physical limitations make it difficult for them to achieve their goal. They have to work around their age, physical disabilities, and any surprises that come their way during their quest.

As the four men set out on their adventure, they are forced to confront the ghosts of their past, their regrets, and the realities of their age. Their journey brings up memories of their experiences in Vietnam, both good and bad, and how it has affected their lives all these years later.

Along the way, they meet up with some interesting characters, including a female mechanic, played by Renee Lim, who helps them get a van and mend their wounds. They also encounter the granddaughter of the man who put their friend in jail, which leads to an unexpected change of heart and a newfound sense of redemption for one of the veterans.

The film takes a humorous approach to the challenges of old age and the serious consequences of unaddressed issues. It balances the lighter moments with poignant and tear-jerking scenes, showing the men's vulnerability and the importance of facing your past before it's too late.

The cast delivers outstanding performances, with a script that is both touching and entertaining. James Cromwell is particularly outstanding as the emotionally complex James, while Dennis Waterman adds a touch of humor and Roy Billing brings the necessary charisma and toughness.

Never Too Late's theme is universal - it's never too late to right a wrong, and it's never too late to make up for the missed opportunities. It's a heartfelt film that will resonate with audiences of all ages, especially those who have experienced the weight of regrets and the healing power of true friendship.

In conclusion, Never Too Late is a compelling story about the power of friendship, forgiveness, and redemption. It shows that even in old age, with physical limitations, one can still make meaningful changes in their life. The film is a must-watch for anyone who loves an inspiring story about second chances.

Never Too Late is a 2020 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 43.

Never Too Late
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  • Runtime
    1 hr 38 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (795)
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