My first film review

Last night, Robin, Steve and I went to see "Young @ Heart," the movie about the chorus of elders who perform rock and roll. We all enjoyed the film and all had a similar question: were we laughing with or at these people? At the beginning of the film there are extreme closeups of some of the singers. You saw the hair on one woman's chin and someone else's bad teeth, causing lots of giggles in the audience. All three of us were uncomfortable. Closeups (not so extreme) were used throughout, probably in an attempt to simulate intimacy. I felt some of this was effective, showing older people warts and all. But those first shots were unnecessary. Also, I noticed few closeups of the better looking members of the group.

What pleased me most was how dedicated they were to being in the group, maintaining a high level of professionalism and performing. I think all of us, as we age, need to find passion and commitment to something outside of ourselves. It's what makes life worth living.

4 thoughts on “My first film review

  1. RYN: Thanks. My CD writer doesn’t. So until it does, I have G’s old computer that I’m using for storage. Yes, I had quite a job getting the images from the old floppies, from my Zip drive discs onto CD’s. My computer is beyond old, and when I get a new one, the main feature will be backup systems for my photos on CDs.

  2. Alice,
    The movie was great, on the whole. We really enjoyed it, particularly the performance parts. I would go to see a live performance if they came here. Let me know how you like it.
    I think, on the whole, it was a good movie for enhancing our elder image. I’d like to see more of these positive portrayals of active, older people.
    I’m feeling good and intend to remain active for a long time to come.

  3. Hi Ruthe! Glad you’re up and about and enjoying things. Hubby and I will be going to the live concert tour of Young at Heart Tuesday night. Would have been cheaper to see the movie, I guess, but I don’t pass up a live performance if I can help it. Overall, you seem to have enjoyed the performance?

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