Directed by Blake Edwards • 1986 • United States
Starring Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Sally Kellerman
This independently produced comedic drama from Blake Edwards is a true family affair. Shot in Edwards and Julie Andrews’s gorgeous beachside Malibu home and featuring a cast made up largely of friends and family members, THAT’S LIFE revolves around the crises that befall successful, middle-aged couple Harvey (Jack Lemmon) and Gillian Fairchild (Andrews) on the eve of his sixtieth birthday party. As the couple’s three adult children converge on the family home, Harvey’s insecurities about aging and Gillian’s anxieties over a possible cancer diagnosis threaten to derail their celebratory weekend.