Children abide (or don’t) in this week’s new movie releases, including The Florida Project and Goodbye Christopher Robin
Matthew Lickona 3 p.m., Oct. 20
If you liked The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Quartet, why not seek professional help? Seriously, if those films define your idea of time well spent at the movies, purchase tickets in advance for this. An irascible retiree (Terence Stamp) refuses to join his dying wife (Vanessa Redgrave) and her nursing home nightingales — a group of snuggly seniors who love to perform hip hop — in a singing competition. Once the missus is out of the way (Redgrave must have had a peek at how the script ends and asked to check out early), life becomes peachy for our crotchety hero. He’s free to flirt with freckle-faced music instructor Gemma Arterton and there may even be a recording contract in his future. Think that last crack was superficial? Wait until you see the movie. No amour for this one: before it ends, you’ll be begging someone to put a pillow over your face. Paul Andrew Williams directs. 2012.