Young@Heart

Young@Heart

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A group of elderly American choristers is coaxed and cajoled by their inspired conductor into gutsy performances from a repertoire of hipster favourites in this amazingly satisfying documentary. The singers' tenacious appetite for the life in these songs lingers long after the last note is sounded. They sing songs by such artists as Coldplay, The Clash, Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, Prince, and James Brown.

2007Rating: PG, parental guidance recommended109 minsUK, USA
DocumentaryMusic
Director:
Stephen Walker ('Waiting for Harvey: A Beginner's Guide to Cannes')
Cast:
Bob CilmanStan GoldmanDora MorrowLen FontaineBob SalviniJoe BenoitFred Knittle

Young@Heart | Reviews

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

A documentary about an old people's choir banging out tunes between visits to the specialist doesn't really sound like much of a film, but what an unexpected gem it is. I laughed. I cried. I sang along.

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Variety

Variety

An irresistibly joyous, tearful and, most importantly, musical doc about a band of senior pop singers whose repertoire includes "Golden Years," "Should I Stay or Should I Go" and "Stayin' Alive."

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

Heartwarming and heartbreaking in equal measure, Young At Heart is a good antidote for cynicism.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie offers an encouraging vision of old age in which the depression commonly associated with decrepitude is held at bay by music making, camaraderie and a sense of humor.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A liberating experience.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Doco about geezer chorus rocks out in true feel-good style.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

This may sound like a suspect enterprise, a musical gimmick impossible to embrace, but the reality is otherwise. For what the members of this uncanny chorus lack in pure ability they make up for in irrepressible spirits and a desire to simply have fun.

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