This 2001 television adaptation of the play ON GOLDEN POND, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, originally aired on April 29, 2001 and was promoted as a live television event.
Directed by the Academy Award-winning writer Ernest Thompson and filmed on a sound stage in Los Angeles, CA, Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer reunited for the first time since starring together in the highly successful 1965 film, THE SOUND OF MUSICThe classic Character-driven story about an elderly man coming to terms with his age, and the nearing of death; a middle-aged woman attempting to enter into a father-daughter relationship with her dad, whom she has never known closely; and a young teenager dealing with parental divorce.
- " On Golden Pond is a rare and beautiful movie, radiating with humanity. Ernest Thompson has adroitly adapted his successful play to the screen, adding pictorial scope without sacrificing the human interplay. " – Bob Thomas (Associated Press)
- " The truth of its characters and emotions carry the film from start to finish. " – **
Dustin Putman** (TheBluFile.com)
- " There is a natural rhythm to the film that makes its own quiet, life-affirming statement. " – Gene Siskel (Chicago Tribune)