78 F
The Villages
Thursday, June 30, 2022

‘Slipaway’ is a smooth ride

Jack Petro
Jack Petro

A recent widow in her early 80’s, Fall (Elaine Partnow) sells her home and buys a two-mast sailing yacht named the Slipaway. She has no idea of how to sail or what she wants to do. 

She meets Adam (Jessie Pepe) an unemployed pianist and composer in his twenties.  Fall buys his keyboard which Adam sells for some much needed cash – if he will load it on her yacht. The two become friends and he moves onto the yacht.

The story is a simple one about companionship.  There are no clashes or climaxes.  Not much action, but a pleasant 87 minutes of no tension as the two build an emotional bridge that crosses a 60-year span.   

“Slipaway” gets a C plus score from me and is currently showing at the Rialto Theater in The Villages. 

Jack Petro reviews movies for Villages-News.com

More Headlines
Stories in and around The Villages, Florida

Headlines
The Villages, Florida

Letters to the Editor
Opinions submitted by residents in and around The Villages

We should never let a few make decisions for the majority

A Village of Mira Mesa resident revives some memories of local history and contends that we should never let a few make decisions for the majority. Read her Letter to the Editor.

You may be surprised by the cost of the new proposed fire district

A Village of Sunset Pointe resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says you may be surprised by the cost of the new proposed fire district.

We should be allowed to face our accusers

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Silver Lake resident says we should be able to face our accusers when it comes to deed compliance in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Where are the complaints about the Trump flags?

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Briar Meadow resident wonders why little white crosses are targeted as Trump flags and “Let’s Go Brandon” signs are ignored.

Abortion rights and the U.S. Supreme Court

A Lady Lake resident, in a Letter to the Editor, offers his opinion on the U.S. Supreme Court and the recent Roe v. Wade decision.

Photos
The Villages, Florida