All I can wish for as a movie critic and giant fan of romance is for movies like this to be made. One of my favorite romantic comedies of 2018. Sharon Stone plays this modern woman whose going through life with no particular commitments. She’s dating around, dreaming of a better career, not looking to settle. This is atypical for a movie character because Stone plays a woman her own age. Her outlook and perception on life is altered when she meets a man, played by Tony Goldwyn. The ups-and-downs they both endure is fitting and realistic.

What writer/director Susan Walter accomplishes beautifully is give these characters an identity and the actors in turn give them life. It’s a relatable story with characters that you usually wouldn’t see in a film in this genre. What I mean by that is that stories like this are usually crafted with the idea that someone 20 years younger would be playing these roles. I loved the fact that you have a loves story about two people past their “prime” who endure the same dating hassles and troubles that everyone younger than them faces.

Terrific performance from Stone and the surrounding cast is well rounded. Looking back, hard to believe that I didn’t take a liking to the movie the first time I saw it. I remained patient with it and it blossomed for me. I expect this movie to blossom for many people and leave you with a new perspective on dating and life in general. It’s a film you can pluck a thing or two to your own life.

ALL I WISH is out now on DVD and Digital HD 


Written by Jim Alexander

Once upon a time I watched Monday Night Raw on Monday nights. By coincidence I ended up hooked on The Bachelor/Bachelorette. That lead to a Blog at Chicago Now called Bachelor Universe and a podcast of the same name. Now, I've decided to spread my wings and create this site that can be your Bachelor/Bachelorette destination. Aside from The Bachelor, in my personal life I'm a bachelor myself. Looking for the love of my life (not handing out many roses). I'm an avid animal lover. Have a rabbit and two turtles. I'm a film critic and co-founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). Lover of sports. Currently residing in the suburbs of Chicago (my hometown).

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