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About Fifty (2011)

 -  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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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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VERY FUNNY "easy to relate to" film, thought-provoking
21 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at a "screening." It was very funny. It starts off funny and is funny throughout. A friend and I watched it together. I am 46 years old. I could relate to characters and their lives and their friendship totally. This film made was thought provoking and poignant. I highly recommend it to everyone. There is quite a bit of "language," but nothing vulgar or offensive or over the top. Do not let that stop you from seeing it or you will miss out on a great film. Be prepared to laugh at their life and...hopefully your own. Because everyone should be able to do that, right? The writing is not only well-done, but humorous. The acting is good. The characters are great.


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