This gentle, bittersweet comedy drama stars Blythe Danner as a seventysomething California widow.

A former singer and teacher, she pulls herself out of a dull rut after she strikes up a platonic friendship with her pool cleaner (Martin Starr) and a romantic one with Sam Elliott’s twinkly silver fox.

The tempo is mellow, but Danner gives her character a lived-in richness and the script steers clear of sentimentality, making this a shrewdly sensitive portrait of old age.

Rhea Perlman, Mary Kay Place and June Squibb supply laughs on the sidelines as Danner’s waggish bridge-playing pals.