Late Bloomers (2011 film)

Late Bloomers (French: Trois fois 20 ans) is a 2011 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Julie Gavras and starring William Hurt and Isabella Rossellini. The film premiered on 18 February 2011 at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. It was released theatrically in France on 13 July 2011 by the Gaumont Film Company.

Late Bloomers
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Theatrical release poster
FrenchTrois fois 20 ans
Directed byJulie Gavras
Produced by
  • Sylvia Pialat
  • Bertrand Faivre
Written by
  • Julie Gavras
  • Olivier Dazat
Music bySodi Marciszewer
CinematographyNathalie Durand
Edited byPierre Haberer
  • Les Films du Worso
  • The Bureau
  • Gaumont
  • Be-Films
Distributed byGaumont
Release date
  • 18 February 2011 (2011-02-18) (Berlin)
  • 13 July 2011 (2011-07-13) (France)
Running time
95 mins
  • France
  • Belgium
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Italian
Box office$1.4 million[1]


A couple, Adam (William Hurt) and Mary (Isabella Rossellini), are both heading into their sixties, but react to this differently. A retired teacher, Mary begins to make adjustments to their home to make it more practical for their age. Adam is defensive to any changes and fiercely defends his progression as an architect. They live in London, next door to Mary's mother, Nora, who raised her daughter in Italy. Mary worries about an incident of memory loss and her doctor prescribes her to keep active. Adam, insulted by an offer to design a retirement home, instead turns his attention to the proposal of a young associate, Maya (Arta Dobroshi), to participate in a competition to design a new museum. Adam becomes nocturnal, working on the project overnight with young associates. Mary becomes used to an increasingly empty home, but attracts an admirer at the gym.[2]



Late Bloomers has received mixed reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 43%, based on 14 reviews.[3] Metacritic gave the film a rating of 53/100, based on 10 reviews.[4]


  1. ^ "Late Bloomers (2011)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  2. ^ 'Late Bloomers': A Coming-Of-A-Certain-Age Comedy NPR. 12 April 2012
  3. ^ "Late Bloomers (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Late Bloomers". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 January 2015.

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