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Young@Heart (2007)

Young @ Heart (original title)
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A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Benoit Joe Benoit ... Himself - aged 83
Helen Boston Helen Boston ... Herself - aged 76
Louise Canady Louise Canady ... Herself - aged 77
Elaine Fligman Elaine Fligman ... Herself - aged 83
Jean Florio Jean Florio ... Herself - aged 83
Len Fontaine Len Fontaine ... Himself - aged 86
Stan Goldman Stan Goldman ... Himself - aged 76
Jeanne Hatch Jeanne Hatch ... Herself - aged 79
Eileen Hall Eileen Hall ... Herself - aged 92
Donald Jones Donald Jones ... Himself - aged 76
Fred Knittle Fred Knittle ... Himself - aged 80
Norma Landry Norma Landry ... Herself - aged 78
John Larareo John Larareo ... Himself - aged 74
Patricia Larese Patricia Larese ... Herself - aged 75
Miriam Leader Miriam Leader ... Herself - aged 87
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Storyline

Documents the true story of the final weeks of rehearsal for the Young at Heart Chorus in Northampton, MA, whose average age is 81, and many of whom must overcome health adversities to participate. Their music is unexpected, going against the stereotype of their age group, performing songs, for example, by James Brown, and Sonic Youth. Although they have toured Europe and sang for royalty, this account focuses on preparing new songs, not an easy endeavor, for a concert in their home town, which succeeds in spite of several real heart breaking events. Written by Fox Searchlight

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You're Never Too Old To Rock. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Young at Heart See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,937, 13 April 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,964,040, 21 September 2008
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(European Film Market)

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes in the "Golden Years" music video were filmed at two Massachusetts landmarks: the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round and Six Flags New England. See more »

Quotes

Fred Knittle: We went from continent to continent, til I became incontinent and then we didn't go any further.
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Crazy Credits

The end of the credits in the original European version of the movie featured a brief clip of Eileen Hall chatting with the production crew: "I feel sorry for you two - you with that camera and you with that thing, always bobbing up and down. Don't you get tired? Yeah, I bet you do." That clip was cut from the U.S. release and re-appeared as bonus material on the U.S. DVD release. See more »

Connections

Remade as Young at Heart See more »

Soundtracks

Harmonica Man
Written & Performed by Dave Bronze / Josh Phillips
Published by Bruton Music Ltd.
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Young at Heart makes you believe it!
8 April 2008 | by philmckSee all my reviews

The premise for this movie sounds a little cloying and frankly wasn't a big draw for me, but I've just seen Young at Heart and I believe! This energetic bunch of septua-, octo- & nona- genarians dive into rock, punk, disco and more, and you'll be surprised what a goldmine they find. Seemingly wacky choices for music to be sung by a choir of oldsters (I Wanna Be Sedated, Golden Years, I Feel Good, Stayin' Alive, etc.), these familiar "youth" oriented songs become revelatory in their hands. Watching them cope with the aging process while making time to rehearse rock is amazing, and it's great fun to get to know all of them in the process. Now I believe that you can be 90 and still be young at heart.


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