Michael Douglas is a high-powered real estate agent living next door to Diane Keaton's lounge singer. He's an arrogant, rude and opinionated widower. She's a vulnerable, sensitive and scared widow.
It's predictable dislike at first sight until love blossoms when he ends up having to take care of a granddaughter he didn't know he had while his estranged son serves a short prison term.
Douglas, Keaton and Sterling Jerins, who plays the granddaughter, have great chemistry, and director Rob Reiner does a good job of getting the most out of Mark Andrus' (As Good as it Gets) predictable script.
And So it Goes is the style of film where former A-list stars go to finish their dying careers. Next stop, a nontoxic and quickly cancelled TV sitcom. What's unfortunate is that few of the former fans that made them A-listers will make an effort to see And So it Goes.
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Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins
Mr. Movie rating: 2 1/2 stars
Rated PG-13 for mature themes. It's playing at Regal's Columbia Center 8 and at Walla Walla Grand Cinemas.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on DVD.
2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.