Jack Bronson (James Cromwell) is the newest arrival at a local nursing home. Soon we learn the ex-Vietnam Vet has a top-secret mission of his own. He hopes to be reunited with a love from his past and has unfinished business to complete. But Jack soon finds out that being reunited with his true love is not an easy mission to complete. Soon he discovers that residing at the same nursing home are his old fellow Vets, Jeremiah (Dennis Waterman), Angus (Jack Thompson) & James (Roy Billing).
Now, these four old, grumpy, skilled men will work together once again to plan the ultimate escape and fulfil their personal missions, bringing them all peace once and for all. Never Too Late is filled with heartfelt moments and is rather pleasing as a comedy movie. It reminds all movie lovers that it is never too late to chase after your true love or complete your dreams.
The film’s plot gets underway fast, and it is not long until we understand what Jack’s mission is. The chemistry between Jack and his fellow Vietnam Vets is naturally what gains the most laughs throughout the film, and the actors obviously had a great time making this film. Performances among the leads are brilliant, and I enjoyed the film’s humour. Supporting actress Jackie Weaver, as always, delivers a tremendous performance. Shane Jacobson is also great to see in this film, but I was disappointed that his role was somewhat brief and quick.
While I enjoyed the heartfelt moments and light heart humour, I found the film’s pacing questionable. The film’s second act certainly dragged, and for unknown reasons, the film feels like it introduces more than one climax. Regardless, the movie’s ending was satisfying to see.
Overall, I had a great time watching Never Too Late. It is a delightful light-hearted comedy with positive messages along the way. The plot is simple and moves at a nice pace, expect for the second act, which is questionable along with its climax. It is evident the cast have enjoyed themselves making this film, and I found this film to have more positives than negatives which is always wonderful to see when it comes to Australian cinema.
Never Too Late (2020) is Now Available DVD!