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Helen Sawyer
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Dr. Biscow
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Mike Tappin
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Young Gabriel
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Florence
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Dianne Daley
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Celia
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Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabriel suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must learn to embrace his son's choices and try to connect with him through music. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some mild drug references, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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27 October 2011 (South Korea)  »

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Mr. Tamburine Man  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$76,543 (USA) (18 March 2011)

Gross:

$258,077 (USA) (9 September 2011)
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Trivia

Based on the essay "The Last Hippie" from Dr. Oliver Sacks's book, "An Anthropologist on Mars." See more »

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In the opening shot of the house, the year is listed as 1986 but a modern satellite dish is shown on the roof. See more »

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Henry Sawyer: They don't just play the notes on the page.
Gabriel Sawyer: No, they play what's in the air, you know?
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References The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

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Young At Heart
Written by Carolyn Leigh & Johnny Richards
Performed by Bing Crosby
Published by Cherio Corporation, June's Tunes & Ocheri Publishing Corporation
Courtesy of HLC Properties, Ltd.
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An amazingly great movie about a father & son reconnecting through music. A must see movie! Watch it! I say A+
30 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Music elicits measurable responses in the brain's activity" After Henry (Simmons) has a fight with his son Gabriel (Pucci), he decides that home is no longer for him and leaves. 20 years later Gabriel is found with a brain tumor that eliminates long term memory. After thinking he is still in the sixties his parents struggle to find a way to communicate with him. When a therapist discovers that music is the answer his parents have to adjust their lives to get their son back. This is an amazing movie. Much like "Barney's Version" and "Trust", this is a movie that didn't get the advertising that this deserved and will not be seen by the audience it should have. An extremely touching movie that deals with a strained father and son relationship, and the struggle to reconnect. There is not enough good things I can say about this movie. Much like "Trust" this is a movie that has the possibility of helping people and can become much more then just a movie. I cannot recommend this enough, do yourself a favor and watch this movie. You will be moved to tears and be left with an absolutely satisfying feeling. Why can't more movies be this way? Overall, one of the best movies in the last 10 years, and next to "Barney's Version" the best movie of the year. I easily give it an A+.

Would I watch again? - Absolutely.

*Also try - Barney's Version & Mr. Holland's Opus


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