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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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John Rundall ...
Waiting Room Man
Joyce Renly ...
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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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one cool movie
19 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow! What a wonderful, endearing movie. The characters are all so genuine and you can actually feel their angst as they travel a path that many have endured during middle age transitions. The story line keeps you involved all along the way. (Those great golf shots will be loved by golf enthusiasts as well.) But probably the purity of the story and the everydayness connection to real people is what will make people rent this movie long after it's left the theaters. Casting was brilliant, and the familiar faces add an element of "coolness" to the stellar ensemble. Inerestingly, I went with a 28-year-old man who might not be able to identify with the main characters but, nonetheless, enjoyed the many scenarios that set up great comic outcomes. This is just one of those captivating movies that reminds you why you love to go to the movies.


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