Is there anything either positive or negative in the film’s representation of women not already accounted for here? (points will vary)
After the male protagonist dumps the “stunning, half-[his]-age fiancée,” who was young enough to be his granddaughter, he starts hitting on a more “age-appropriate” target… who is still 18 years younger than him, and so still young enough to be his daughter. Someone informs him that this new love interest still doesn’t qualify as “age-appropriate,” but he persists anyway.
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: A man who has lived his life with totally selfish abandon learns how to be a decent human being, mostly with the help of women who scold him for his naughty ways, as if he were a little boy. He is in his 70s… but it’s never ever too late for a man to earn redemption… not when he has women to show him the way to humanity.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of Danny Collins! It is simply an examination of how well or how poorly it represents women. (A movie that represents women well can still be a terrible film; a movie that represents women poorly can still be a great film.) Read my review of Danny Collins.