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Cocoon (1985)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  21 June 1985 (USA)
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When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigour.

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A group of aliens return to earth to retrieve cocoons containing the people they'd left behind from an earlier trip. These cocoons had been resting at the bottom of the ocean. Once retrieved, they stored these recovered cocoons in the swimming pool of a house they'd rented in a small Florida town. Their mission is hampered by a number of elderly people from a nearby retirement community who had been secretly using the pool, and who discover unusual powers from within these cocoons. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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Beyond the innocence of youth, and the wisdom of age, lies the wonder of... Cocoon See more »

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Dirctor Ron Howard had originally wanted Joan Bennett for the role of Bess MCarthy, but since she had been talked out of taking the role by her fourth husband, David Wilde, the role was offered to Gwen Verdon instead. See more »

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The sweets Jack drops to the floor vanish. See more »

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Ben Luckett: So you went to the doctor, what did he say?
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Joseph Finley: [after a pause] Doctor's don't know everything.
Ben Luckett: Well there is the one school of thought that says they don't know nothing.
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Produced by Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph) and Michael Sembello
Courtesy of A&M Records
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A different breed of science fiction, with the warm touch.
8 May 1999 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

COCOON is not at all similar to every other science fiction movie (the ending is a pure exception), but this uses fantasy and magic as a way to express a heartwarmth feeling. What happens when the good elderly citizens of a retirement community discover the "fountain of youth"? It's movies like this going away from the perilous trap and concentrates deeply on our human characteristics. A large cast of older stars, including the late couple Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, contribute to the warmth and amusement of a non-violent "sci-fi" picture that is a breed apart from the rest. They act as if they're "young again" with incredible energy, and the moments offer the kind and gentle possibilities that wouldn't redeem this as science fiction, but it is. Ron "Ritchie" Howard gives this a whole new acclaim for internally giving us the human spirit that lies within an outside force. For those who crave hard on science fiction, COCOON is a slight misunderstanding due to the light-hearted story it has to offer. What's more entertaining than seeing old folks push over the limits of their acting potential? As Wilford Brimley once said in Quaker Oats commercials, "It's the right thing to do.". Which also means COCOON is the right movie for showing off a different dimension of our feelings inside. And different is right!


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