Can Rob Reiner's And So It Goes Bring Back That Stand By Me Magic?

By Nick Venable 2013-06-12 01:17:38discussion comments
Can Rob Reiner's And So It Goes Bring Back That Stand By Me Magic? image
Itís been quite a few years since Rob Reiner has put out a film with even a smidgen of the warmth and timelessness that the first chunk of his career is known for. Itís weird just saying things like, ďFrom the director of The Princess Bride, Stand by Me, andÖThe Magic of Belle Isle.Ē As lovely a movie as that was, itís a drop in the cinematic bucket.

But his next film, And So It Goes, has a lot going for it, with Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton as the two leads. The film just began production in Connecticut, and its young third lead has been cast not a moment too soon. Sterling Jerins, best known to audiences as Lily Bowers on NBCís Deception, has signed on to play Douglasí granddaughter in the film.

Jerins will soon be seen in big films all over the place, as sheís playing Brad Pittís daughter in the soon-to-be-released thriller World War Z, as well as Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmigaís daughter in James Wanís upcoming horror effort The Conjuring. Sheíll also play someoneís daughter with Owen Wilson in the thriller The Coup, and in Andrew Levitasí upcoming drama Lullaby with Amy Adams. Thereís no going the indie route for Jerins.

For And So It Goes, she is the granddaughter who Douglasí self-absorbed real estate agent never knew about. She gets dropped off at his doorstep and he enlists his caring neighbor (Keaton) to help him change his life around to allow for love to creep back into it. It sounds amazingly schmaltzy, itís true, but Iím hoping the film has a bite to it, but Iím not convinced that Mark Andrus screenplays are capable of doing that.
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