June Again (2020)

During a fleeting bout of lucidity from her dementia, June Wilton (Noni Hazlehurst) has precious little time to bring together her estranged children, save the family business, and rekindle an old flame.

June Again movie poster

Apart from its title, which unfortunately won’t attract many people to the cinema, JUNE AGAIN is a delightful movie about a woman suffering from dementia — but with a difference. In JUNE AGAIN, June has a few days of lucidity. She has “woken up” to a world that has jumped five years in time while she’s been “asleep”. And, of course, lots of things have happened. June is forced to confront all sorts of issues – family, business, and social. The story is fresh, and the acting is great. Hazlehurst is in fine form. The humour is sometimes laugh-out-loud but, often, is deeply ironic and provocative. Stephen Curry, who plays son, Devon, has the best lines and a tragic backstory. JUNE AGAIN is perfectly paced, just the right length, and the ending is excellent. It stands up in comparison to recent movies on the same theme — but has a joy to it the others don’t have. Don’t miss it!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

(In cinemas in Australia – check your movie guide for your local show times.)