I’d heard the title over the years and always assumed this was a science fiction movie. Come to find out it’s an excellent portrait of a woman of a certain age coming into her own and I was absorbed throughout. There were some worrisome elements* but overall, it’s a grand tale of redemption and easily passes the Bechdel test.**
*I’d like to think that the situation at the end will continue to work for all parties, but I’m not certain it will.
**Unlike other movies this not only has two women characters, and those women characters talk to each other, but also when they talk to each other about something other than a man, what they talk about is a woman!
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home. I watched 95% of it on a Monday night and had to shut it off because I was falling asleep. I finished the last bit several days later.
poster from: http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Now-Voyager-Bette-Davis-Bette-Davis-Paul-Henreid-on-Midget-Window-Card-1942-Posters_i6074489_.htm