The Company You Keep

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Wed, 06/12/2013 - 15:29 -- Anonymous (not verified)

By Bob Gibbons

The Company You Keep“You can’t get to my age without some regrets,” Sharon (Susan Sarandon) says. “But I would do it all again. Better. Smarter. I would do it all again.”  This is a movie about lives led and lies told, choices made and secrets kept. It’s about the past catching up with the future and how one decision can set in motion a sequence of events that can change everything.  This is a Robert Redford movie and there’s a sense of integrity to those he makes, a feeling that he wants the audience to hear a real story from real people and, in the process, to learn something – about his characters and about themselves.   This is a well-crafted film, intended to provide lessons about showing integrity and taking responsibility. But, sharpness and “edge” are missing and in the end, Redford wants the lessons from his story to matter more than they do.