Still Mine

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    I had watched this movie before but it is one of the few that I thought was worth another sitting. Produced in 2012, Still Mine is the story of an 80 year-old man’s fight with the building code bureaucracy. When his wife, who has Alzheimer’s, falls down the stairs, he knows that their house no longer works for his wife. Since he and his wife have never been apart for more than a few days in their long marriage, he does not want to lose her to a care center, nor does he wish to give up his independence in order to move into town. Since he lives on 2,000 acres of land, his plan was to build a new, more practical, home for he and his wife, and to build it himself.

    He has the skills to do it and, in fact, his skills probably exceed anyone he might hire to build a home for him, as he cuts the trees, mills his own lumber and constructs his own joists.

    When his lawyer suggests that he get a building permit, the problem began. I won’t say any more, in the event that any of you have not seen it. I highly recommend it.

    Everyone involved does a great job of acting, although there aren’t a lot of people who I know of as being spectacular stars. James Cromwell, pretty much everyone has probably heard of, although he generally didn’t play a starring role in his career. Genevieve Bujold plays his wife. Although she’s been acting since 1955, she wasn’t familiar to me; and I can see why, since she hasn’t been in much of anything that I have watched.

     
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    I saw this show @Ken Anderson, I absolutely loved it! And would definitely buy it for my movie library. :)
     
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    I watched it on Amazon Prime streaming, but Amazon has it for sale on DVD for $6.
     
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    I know where you can download the file for 99 cents. you'll need a DVD burner interested??
     
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    You have a link?
     
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    @Ken Anderson If you get the chance check out a movie called "A Wife, a Husband, and a Lover" with Judith Light. It was a TV movie...and I think you might find it interesting. It isn't really like what the title seems to imply.
     
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    @Ken Anderson
    Ken, how close to my heart your OP gets! Been there, experienced it, first with my constructing of a garage/shop w/o a permit, nearly finished after several months work, when a neighbor, fearing my means of supporting window lintels was inadequate, "blew the whistle " on me. I called "Building Safety", as they had named it, asking what need be done (they had sent a cease and desist order), they needed building plans, detailed drawings. I drew them up, they looked them over, asking how far along I was. Finished, I said. OK, then, pay for the permit, case closed. Municipal money-maker.

    Next build was our own home. Right across the street from the same nosy neighbor! I went ahead with the permitting, they charged me $429, and over the following three years, from ground up, I built our own home.

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    really good flick. thanks Ken for posting. wife and I enjoyed it
     
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