Company of Strangers, The (1990)
Company of Strangers, The (1990) Genre(s): Drama

AKA: Strangers in Good Company

Directed by: Cynthia Scott

Starring: Alice Diabo, Constance Garneau, Winifred Holden, Cissy Meddings, Mary Meigs, Catherine Roche, Beth Webber, Michelle Sweeney

Synopsis: A short detour strands a group of old women and their driver in the middle of nowhere when the bus breaks down.

Genie nominee: Movie, Actress (Cissy Meddings, Alice Diabo), Supporting Actress (Catherine Roche, Winifred Holden).

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Ripley's movie review

None of these women were (or are) actresses. There was a loose script but many of the stories came from the women's real lives, and many of the reactions to those stories were genuine as they often didn't know what the others were going to say. If you've ever spent any time with a group of old women (or even one), you'll recognize the genuineness of it all. They're not acting, they're bonding.

It's funny and sad and poignant and simply wonderful. See it.

Added 25 November 2003 at 1:39 AM

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