The Time of Their Lives
Directed byRoger Goldby
Produced by
  • Sarah Sulick
Written byRoger Goldby
Music byStephen Warbeck
CinematographyJames Aspinall
Bright Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • 10 March 2017 (2017-03-10)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$1.2 million.[1]

The Time of Their Lives is a British road comedy film directed and written by Roger Goldby and starring Joan Collins as Helen Shelley and Pauline Collins (no relation) as Priscilla. Joan Collins abandons her usual glamour to play a faded and forgotten movie star living in an old folks home in London, who determines to somehow travel to her ex-lover's funeral in France in the hopes of staging a comeback. She coerces downtrodden housewife Priscilla (Pauline Collins) into accompanying her on the eventful journey, during which the odd duo become involved with a reclusive artist, played by Franco Nero. At the outset the selfish, egocentric, manipulative Helen seems to have little in common with the timid Priscilla, however during the course of their adventure the two women undergo life changes that bond them together.

The film was released on 10 March 2017 in the United Kingdom, followed by Australia, France and Nordic countries by Universal Pictures and Independent Film Company.[2][3][4]



On 6 February 2014 it was announced that Joan Collins and Pauline Collins, along with Franco Nero would star in The Time of Their Lives directed by Roger Goldby.[5] Filming began in France in July 2016. In the UK, scenes were shot in Portsmouth, Bournemouth and London.[6]


Box office

The Time of Their Lives has grossed a total worldwide of $1.2 million.[1]

Critical response

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 18% based on 22 reviews, and an average rating of 3.9/10.[7] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 34 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[8]


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  2. ^ McNary, Dave (22 August 2016). "Joan Collins Comedy 'Time of Their Lives' Gets Release Date". Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Independent - Films". Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  4. ^ Barraclough, Leo (28 October 2016). "Joan Collins Comedy 'The Time of Their Lives' Drives to AFM With Independent". Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  5. ^ Frater, Patrick (6 February 2014). "Berlin: Joan and Pauline Collins Join 'The Time of Their Lives'". Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Joan Collins and Pauline Collins escape from retirement home in new film". Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  7. ^ "The Time of Their Lives (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  8. ^ "The Time of Their Lives Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 17 November 2018.