I mentioned this wonderful movie in my post titled, The Bechdel Test and Miss Representation. If you haven't seen it, do! If you have, double-do it.
"'The Company of Strangers' (US release title: 'Strangers in Good Company'; French title: 'Le Fabuleux gang des sept') is a Canadian film, released in 1990. It was directed by Cynthia Scott, and written by Scott, Sally Bochner, David Wilson and Gloria Demers. The film depicts eight women on a bus tour, who are stranded at an isolated cottage when the bus breaks down.
"Created in a genre defined as semi-documentary/semi-fiction, the film is not tightly scripted; the writers wrote a basic story outline but allowed the eight women to improvise their dialogue. Each of the women, all but one of whom were senior citizens, told stories from her own life. A major theme of the film is how the elderly women each face aging and mortality in their own way, and find the courage together to persevere." ~Wikipedia
If I were still dating, this movie would be a deal-breaker. Does my potential partner value women's life experiences? Is a film about old women as enjoyable as The Bucket List movie earning $175 million at the box office? If a potential mate got up and left the room during Strangers in Good Company, I'd lock the door behind him and thank Cynthia Scott for the litmus test.
If you're interested in this film, you can watch it on The WoN Cinema: In The Company of Strangers (USA release title: Strangers in Good Company). You can also watch it free HERE ; or, you can purchase it On NFB.ca or at Amazon.com and encourage movie producers to make more films like this one!