Grace and Frankie season 7, the last great adventure [RECENZJA]

“Grace and Frankie” is Netflix’s longest-running series. The seventh season ends with a story about the friendship of octogenarian women. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin still in shape?

I remember that the first season of “Grace and Frankie” was stolen from the heroines by their ex-husbands. Sol (Sam Waterston) and Robert (Martin Sheen) made themselves at home in the first episodes and there was a lot of talk then about the courage to show up on the small screen to go out in middle age. The heroes rebuilt their lives by “coming out of the closet” and telling the world about their love. Their wives, cheated and deceived over the years, were left somewhere on the side. Although the creators tried to soften the breakup of two marriages, it’s hard to argue with the facts. Over time, these questions were reworked and the heroines found space and their own voice. And then the show became a very honest, funny, and often intimate story about women’s friendship.

Grace and Frankie like Thelma and Louise have retired?

“Grace and Frankie” wouldn’t have been a hit if it wasn’t for the phenomenal cast. There would also be no story credibility if the show was cast with actresses two decades younger. It would not be the first time. However, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who have spoken more than once about aging, especially in the context of their profession and the disappearance of women in their fifties from films and series, seem incredibly believable as Grace and Frankie. .

“Grace and Frankie” (Picture: Netflix)

Looking at the photos promoting the first season of the series, we see that time does not stand still. And that the cast ages with its characters. U.S. too. Less abundant hairstyles, less muscular torsos, all of this makes us believe heroines and heroes when they complain of back problems, arthritis or other ailments. The final season wants a lot to prepare us for the inevitable death of the heroes. He does it in a funny way, because can you imagine a more perverse prophecy that the end is near than that of a sympathetic medium who is never wrong?

Grace and Frankie, The Last Great Adventure

Grace and Frankie are tired of life and responsibilities, even though they do their best to stay in shape. Intellectual first and foremost. They have another business idea, but we have known them for a few years and know that they are not energetic “miners” coming to retirement age, but seniors who have not fully rested and beginning to feel it. However, they take on another challenge, fitting perfectly with their known daring adventures from previous seasons (thus they tackle an important societal topic, namely the prices and availability of drugs for American seniors). They have different plans, but less energy. Although they are still the center of family life. Even if they don’t always want to.

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“Grace and Frankie” (Picture: Netflix)

The final season focuses on the heroines’ priorities, and they’ve often found that as long as they stick together, they can handle anything. And although familiar and new faces reappear in their lives, it is only for a moment, because at this stage of life they already know very well with whom and how they want to spend their time. The uncompromising attitude and consistency of the protagonists are certainly qualities worth learning from them. He doesn’t feel, however, that Grace and Frankie’s waning history made Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin appear more quiet and withdrawn in later episodes.

Grace and Frankie vs. trips to the past

The problem of this season are the stories of the heroines’ children, written on the knee at the last minute. The only believable thing is Brianna (June Diane Raphael), who’s been struggling for a while and can’t seem to find herself in a new professional situation, and now there’s a lot going on in her private life as well. Mallory’s (Brooklyn Decker) career is all about a rabbit out of a hat. The new professional plot of Bud (Baron Vaughn) and the adventures of his brother Coyote (Ethan Embry) does not look any better. The children’s stories definitely pale in comparison to the main plot of Grace and Frankie. It’s been like this forever, but now that we’re parting ways with the characters, it would be nice to get to know them a bit better, and they’re still very functional (where are Mallory’s four kids?). What is important, however, is to show that Grace and Frankie have their own independent lives and have never been babysitters for their grandchildren, in fact they spend little time with them, which shows with boldness that a 50-year-old woman doesn’t have to be a grandmother standing next to them. What a relief!

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“Grace and Frankie” (Picture: Netflix)

On the other hand, this season, the opinion of the daughters of Grace and Robert was finally expressed loud and clear that they were not the best parents. The girls remember feeling alone, unnoticed, left to their own devices. In a way, this also shows in their adult life, which shows quite clearly that despite our sympathy for Grace and Robert, we cannot ignore the fact that as parents, they did everything to ruin the lives of their children. In the case of Frankie and Sol, things are a little different – you can see that they have been very supportive of their sons, but not always with good results. Which is mentioned several times in the last season.

Grace and Frankie – Is it really over?

Sentimental trips to the 90s, officially retro, changes in the Say Grace society, which the founder herself does not care at all, and the look at the heroines’ peers shows that their world is somehow ending. Going back to childhood and the memories of parents, as well as seeking solace in rituals related to the carefree time of childhood, is something Grace and Frankie have not shown us before. The bond with the ex-husbands has completely loosened, the heroines are in a completely different place than when we met them in the first season. They have created their own cocoon of safety that operates independently of their relationship with their ex-husbands and children. The friendship with Joan-Margaret and Arlene is also an interesting aspect of the series showing that at some point, brotherhood is the most important relationship for the protagonists.

It’s funny, sad and inevitable, as usual in the case of the series, where the protagonists openly say that they know what is behind them and what remains to be verified. bucket list. The great cast has done “Grace and Frankie” with us for seven seasons, and we know that in Netflix’s case, it’s almost like 35 years of “Moda na Success.” It is worth spending the last moments with the series, which has changed a lot in social awareness and talks about the visibility of women in public life. And most importantly – see for yourself what happened on August 27 at the beach house.

The final season of Grace and Frankie is on Netflix

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