Jessica Lange, Joan Allen and Kathy Bates star in this road trip yarn, which follows three friends on a journey across the West after one of them is widowed. Along the way, they learn a thing or two about themselves, one another and life. Powerful performances drive home the themes of friendship and female solidarity, while the awe-inspiring landscapes of the American Southwest convey a true sense of carpe diem.
There isn't much here not to like, I mean this is a stellar cast to say the least. It's wonderful to see Jessica Lange again and Kathy Bates is her usual funny and charming self and Joan Allen is terrific as the religious friend that is always questioning what the others are doing. This film take you not only on a rad trip but a trip of emotions as well, the film is funny and sad but there's good messages to pass along and you learn that something doing the right thing is hard but worth it in the end. The film gets it's car from the Bonneville the women use to go on their journey and it is a beauty, and speaking of beauties the scenery along the way is breath-taking and it adds perfectly to the story that is being told. This is the story of three extraordinary women who go on a road trip to bring one of their dead husband's ashes to his spiteful daughter from his previous marriage, this is a film to make you laugh and cry and end the end the message you get is a positive one and it leaves you at peace, this is a wonderful film that is sure to gain a wider audience on DVD with strong word of mouth and rightfully so. The DVD comes with Special Features that include
widescreen format (1.78:1 ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Digital plus English and Spanish subtitles. Disc bonus content includes:
Behind The Scenes Featurette
Alternate and Deleted Scenes
Red Hat Society Promo
Released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. ***** Out Of *****