On Golden Pond
"On Golden Pond" began its life as a play in 1979; the playwright, Ernest Thompson, adapted it into the screenplay that became a legendary 1981 film starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda (his final role) and Jane Fonda. For 48 years, Norman and Ethel Thayer have spent summers at their vacation home on Golden Pond. This summer, the aging couple faces the sad prospect that this may well be their last year at the cottage due to Norman's physical and neurological decline. The somber realization and mood gradually give way to a brighter, more hopeful future as the elderly man experiences the healing effects of bonding with the couple's 13-year old grandson, who joins them for an unexpected month-long visit.
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