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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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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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About Fifty, a surprisingly good movie
23 October 2012 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It started slow, one of the central characters is miserable, the other a man incapable of forming an emotional bond with a woman, I started thinking about whether I wanted to watch the whole movie or not, as I didn't particularly enjoy a 50 something chatting up and flirting with a barely 20 something.

At the end of the movie I can definitely say that it did hold my interest, the way the characters were portrayed was with depth, poignancy and humour. The movie took me on a journey with the characters, and didn't (as I read in another review) "wrap it up with a ribbon & bow", which meant it had a real life flavour.

An insight into human development and growth, and the mistakes we all make along the way.


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