Released Year: 1981
Directed by Mark Rydell
Katharine Hepburn as Ethel Thayer
Henry Fonda as Norman Thayer Jr.
Jane Fonda as Chelsea Thayer Wayne
Doug McKeon as Billy Ray Jr
Dabney Coleman as Bill Ray
William Lanteau as Charlie Martin
An aging couple, Ethel and Norman Thayer, spends each summer at their cottage on a lake called Golden Pond. They are visited by daughter Chelsea, who is somewhat estranged from her curmudgeon of a father. Chelsea introduces them to her new fiance, Bill, and asks the Thayers to permit Bill's young son Billy to stay with them while she and Bill have some time to themselves.
The boy is annoyed by being left with elderly strangers with no friends nearby and nothing to do. He resents Norman's brusque manner at first, but eventually comes to enjoy their Golden Pond fishing adventures together. Chelsea returns, a little exasperated and envious of the fact that Norman seemingly has bonded with a stranger's child in a way he never quite did with her.
Who will be as good as Katherine Hepburn to win another Best Actress from Oscar after so many years? Together with Henry Fonda, both of them won the Best Actor & Best Actress with this film while many others were being nominated such as Jane Fonda as the Best supporting actress, Best Film, Best Directors and others...
The whole storyline is touching, it makes me really think about the life & death question, what will i be when i reach the time of passing away, will there anyone that i love/love me be around? Sad...