I am so happy this movie is on Netflix! It is the mature woman movie we have been wanting, and it is also the perfect Thanksgiving film, about making time for self-care in the middle of caring for your family. (oh, and there are some clunky bits right at the beginning, ignore them and keep going)
Do you want to see a 40-something housewife and her husband reinvigorate their sex life like young kids? Do you want to see two mature married woman friends talk bluntly about sex and life and needing time for themselves? Do you want to see a teenage daughter who is occasionally horrible and disrespectful and occasionally just really needs her mother? Do you want to see the life of most women over the age of 35 put onscreen in a respectful but not overly dramatic way?
This is the film for you! It’s on Netflix, it has Madhuri dealing with all the stuff that women deal with which doesn’t make it to most films, and it has (surprisingly) some of the sexiest scenes Madhuri has ever done, at age 52. I recommend sneaking bits of it on your phone while preparing Thanksgiving meals. Especially the bits where she has to make 4 separate versions of the same meal to meet the preferences of her whole family.
(Married for 20 years, two middle-aged people, and they get a romantic sexy love song)