Usually, when a movie takes place over an extended period of time, the dumb logic of economical screenwriting results in scenes where everything that happens to the characters in a period of years has to be suggested in one compressed moment: As a child is born and gets named for someone who died a couple of reels back, a character's phone rings with the news that he or she got that promotion, just before grandma coughs in a delicate, no-big-deal way that confirms that next year's scene... More >>>