Rating = B-

I liked this better than some of the major reviewers. The acting is fine, including Venessa Redgrave on her deathbed for essentially the entire movie. The film, including who is who now and then, is a little confusing because of many flashbacks and dreambacks. The prior time part of the movie is essentially on the universal theme of searching for love, with a side theme of what should a young person dream of doing. The contemporary time part of the movie seems to be on the theme of nothing matters (the “life is a bitch and then you die” theme), a little bit moderated by the theme that “your life was your life and you produced the next generation which will carry on.”