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Young@Heart (2007)

3 Ratings: 3.7
Art House & International and Documentary movie directed by Sally George and Stephen Walker

The questions start as soon as you know thatYoung@Heartis about a group of singing senior citizens as they prepare for and then perform a concert with a repertoire consisting of songs by the likes of Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and James Brown. Can this premise, … see full wiki

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Genre: Foreign, Documentary
3 reviews about Young@Heart (2007)
review by . December 31, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
This is a very hard movie to slip into the DVD player. The marketing is all way off on this thing. The barrier was, oh no not some stupid movie about a bunch of old people singing hymns, or at best acting stupid. This movie is none of that. It's a pretty decent example of how documentaries should be made. Much better, and more engaging than I thought possible.     I found myself caring a lot about the two people that die. And it was sad to see who passed away after the film was …
review by . September 23, 2008
`Young @ Heart' could have been done in bad taste. Certainly, as middle-aged director Bob Cilman controls the play list, numbers like Sonic Youth's "Schizophrenia" seem forced and of little interest to the seniors who sing the songs. Yet, as we see in the 1:40 documentary, there are members of the senior singing troupe who will dare the ghost, just out of the emergency room and sent home, who will not want to miss a single practice.     It all started in a senior center in 1984, …
review by . July 27, 2008
A documentary with so much heart I'm pretty sure it would be impossible to watch without a few moments of blinking back tears. A performing ensemble made up of those in their very golden years, has set out to throw themselves into music and into the entertainment business with a sweet twist and unique takes on a quirky array of songs. Stand out numbers were Sonic Youth's Schizophrenic and James Brown's I Feel Good. The performance of Cold Play's Fix You just about undid me.    There …
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