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About Fifty (2011)

R | | Comedy | 7 January 2011 (USA)
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During a holiday get-a-way to Palm Springs, two fifty year-old men find unexpected results while trying to re-live their younger days in this comic coming of age story about the coming of age.

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Adam
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Jon
John Rundall ...
Waiting Room Man
Joyce Renly ...
Waiting Room Wife
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Doctor
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Erin
Alyssa Coates ...
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Dan the Dude
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Jessica
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Becca
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Michelle
Tony Marquina ...
Skinny's Bouncer
Victor Bohy ...
Waiter
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Peggy
Miriam Flynn ...
Nancy
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A modern comedy that explores the simple truth that it's never too late to start over again. Even at age 50. We meet two long-time golf-buddies, Adam, going through a trial separation from his wife of 15 years and Jon, who is not only losing work to the 'young guy', but also dealing with a 'generous' prostate. They decide to take off on a weekend journey to let loose and re-live the Palm Springs get-a-way of their younger days but meet with unexpected results. Struggling to fit in with the younger crowd, they find surprising comfort through encounters with women nearer their own age. As the weekend progresses, both are forced to come to a truce with middle life's predicaments. A film that asks the question, "If fifty is the new thirty then why do my knees ache?" in what may be the world's first coming of age story... about the coming of age. Written by Greybury

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use
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Well observed about aging
19 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

The movie is about aging. Older parents, older bodies, older minds, older marriages, older behaviors, older dreams and older realities. Mostly actors you don't know, but older people who watch Hot in Cleveland will recognize Wendie Malick, who, without much makeup, shows that older actresses know more about life, and acting, than younger actresses. I'm much older than fifty, but I still remember what's going on here, and survived it, too. Three acts, easily recognizable, spare exposition, but just enough, and some nice golf scenes, that show the writer knows about both the pluses and minuses of playing the game. It's not a great movie, but it's a film that archivists will cite as displaying the zeitgeist. Certainly worth a look if you're at or approaching mid-life; it's both entertaining and food for thought.


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