When an ancient magic book falls into the wrong hands, seniors turn into kids and kids into seniors.


(as Marcy Goldberg),


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Credited cast:
Mildred Adelson ...
Evelyn P. Golden ...
Big Patty
Rachel Sandalow-Ash ...
Little Patty
Sam Zimman ...
Jack Shafran ...
Big Harry
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Children and Seniors of Brookline MA
Marcy Goldberg Sacks ...
Nurse Missy Villewich (as Marcy Goldberg)
Anne Kaplan ...
Jack Narron ...
Little Harry
Michael A.A. Pollens ...
Catie Rowley ...


Act Your Age tells the story of a family that gets mixed up in some very weird magic. Grandma Rose's Magic Festival, an anuual community event in Elinbrook, is interrupted when the 2,000 year-old witch Marcelan and her ex-husband, Frederique the Evil Freak, turn the festivities upside down. She is trying to hide from him what he wants most: the Book of Bagasius, an ancient book of powerful spells. When it fals into the wrong hands seniors start turning into kids and kids into seniors. Grandpa Harry transforms into a 10 year-old boy while his granddaughter Patty becomes a 76 year-old woman! The trouble is if the Book of Bagasius falls into Frederique's diabolical hands, he will have the power to dominate the universe. Of course, the parents are all too busy doing errands to notice anything unusual going on so old and young must work together to find the magic book before it's too late. Act Your Age is a collaboration between professional filmmakers and amateur children and seniors. The... Written by Anonymous

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A Magical Comedy starring seniors and kids





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18 May 2003 (USA)  »

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$45,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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The youngest cast member was 18 months and the oldest 91 years old. See more »


References Freaky Friday (1976) See more »

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Life affirming, great resource for professionals
15 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at Boston's (Brookline's) legendary Coolidge Corner Theater and consider it an important film for several reasons. One, it is a very warm, compassionate, humane film - and how often can we say that nowadays. The stars are real people, community members in Brookline, Massachusetts, either elderly people in an elderly housing project or children. While the movie is built around a fictional conceit, its sub-text is the real story - the powerful interaction between the two sets of actors who are 2 or 3 generations apart. The commentary at the end in which the participants talk about the impact that the experience of making the movie had upon them caps a powerful experience; both elderly and children felt the shock of recognition and engagement of two groups that normally have little to do with one another, except intra-family. I immediately recommended this to several friends who teach in the service professions, i.e., social work, recreation therapy, and education, because I can't imagine any viewer coming out of this uninspired or unenlightened by it. The production quality is excellent and the directing and editing highly professional, not surprising, as it was made by top-flight pros. All in all, a wonderful experience and, as noted, a terrific resources for professionals and students in any of a number of service-oriented fields.

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