By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
Academy Award winners Kevin Kline (“A Fish Called Wanda”) and Dame Maggie Smith (“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” “California Suite”) spar in “My Old Lady,” available Tuesday, Jan, 27, on Blu-ray and DVD.
Prolific playwright Israel Horovitz makes his directorial debut with this witty and heartfelt drama about surprising inheritances and unexpected connections. Following a successful 2014 theatrical run through Cohen Media Group, “My Old Lady” arrives on Blu-ray with Digital HD and Ultraviolet and on DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film also is available on Digital HD.
In addition to Kline and Smith, the film stars Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas.
When Mathias Gold (Kline) arrives at the sumptuous Parisian apartment he inherited from his father, he’s surprised that the property comes with two stubborn live-in tenants who are not required to leave according to an ancient French real estate law. Unable to sell the place, Mathias moves in with the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde (Smith) and her daughter, Chloé (Scott Thomas). But as Mathias and Chloé draw increasingly closer, Mathilde unveils a complex labyrinth of secrets that unites the trio in unexpected ways.