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Young@Heart (2007)
"Young @ Heart" (original title)

PG  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  17 October 2008 (UK)
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A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Benoit ...
Himself - aged 83
Helen Boston ...
Herself - aged 76
Louise Canady ...
Herself - aged 77
Elaine Fligman ...
Herself - aged 83
Jean Florio ...
Herself - aged 83
Len Fontaine ...
Himself - aged 86
Stan Goldman ...
Himself - aged 76
Jeanne Hatch ...
Herself - aged 79
Eileen Hall ...
Herself - aged 92
Donald Jones ...
Himself - aged 76
Fred Knittle ...
Himself - aged 80
Norma Landry ...
Herself - aged 78
John Larareo ...
Himself - aged 74
Patricia Larese ...
Herself - aged 75
Miriam Leader ...
Herself - aged 87
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Storyline

Documents the true story of the final weeks of rehearsal for the Young at Heart Chorus in Northampton, MA, whose average age is 81, and many of whom must overcome health adversities to participate. Their music is unexpected, going against the stereotype of their age group, performing songs, for example, by James Brown, and Sonic Youth. Although they have toured Europe and sang for royalty, this account focuses on preparing new songs, not an easy endeavor, for a concert in their home town, which succeeds in spite of several real heart breaking events. Written by Fox Searchlight

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Rock 'n Roll Will Never Die See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

17 October 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Young at Heart  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$50,937 (USA) (11 April 2008)

Gross:

$3,964,040 (USA) (19 September 2008)
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Trivia

Scenes in the "Golden Years" music video were filmed at two Massachusetts landmarks: the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round and Six Flags New England. See more »

Quotes

Fred Knittle: Our marriage was built on faith and trust. She had no faith in me, and I didn't trust her.
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Crazy Credits

The end of the credits in the original European version of the movie featured a brief clip of Eileen Hall chatting with the production crew: "I feel sorry for you two - you with that camera and you with that thing, always bobbing up and down. Don't you get tired? Yeah, I bet you do." That clip was cut from the U.S. release and re-appeared as bonus material on the U.S. DVD release. See more »

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Young at Heart makes you believe it!
8 April 2008 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

The premise for this movie sounds a little cloying and frankly wasn't a big draw for me, but I've just seen Young at Heart and I believe! This energetic bunch of septua-, octo- & nona- genarians dive into rock, punk, disco and more, and you'll be surprised what a goldmine they find. Seemingly wacky choices for music to be sung by a choir of oldsters (I Wanna Be Sedated, Golden Years, I Feel Good, Stayin' Alive, etc.), these familiar "youth" oriented songs become revelatory in their hands. Watching them cope with the aging process while making time to rehearse rock is amazing, and it's great fun to get to know all of them in the process. Now I believe that you can be 90 and still be young at heart.


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