Your reviews: 'Young @ Heart'

May 1, 2008
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So who caught the IBJ Night at the Movies screening of "Young @ Heart"?

And what did you think?
  • We did and loved it! A wonderful documentary. It broke my heart and made me laugh. The seniors in the film are a fantastic, spunky group. I loved getting to know them in the film. One of the most touching moments was when the group performed at a jail just an hour after learning of the death of another member. Their version of Forever Young had a poignancy that Rod Stewart could never achieve. Seeing the faces of the incarcerated as some of them appeared to wipe away tears was very moving. When the concert was over there was a meet and greet and one guy told a senior that it was the best concert he had ever seen. The seniors featured really seem to love life - even with their varying pains and illnesses. The choir seems to give them hope. As one member said a few days before his death, that hearing the crowd cheer and knowing that people appreciate what they do is wonderful. It really boils down to wanting to feel like you matter and wanting to feel like you're appreciated, especially at the end of your life. They all seemed to have a wonderful sense of humor, especially with songs like the Ramones, I Wanna Be Sedated. They have a video for it on the movie site and they filmed it in a nursing home! I loved a scene of the music director explaining to a couple of seniors how to use cd's this is the side you play. The 92 year old british lady singing the Clash's Should I Stay or Should I Go, was another highlight that opened the movie.

    GREAT film - see it if you can!!

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