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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 ... Self - aged 83 - Young @ Heart Chorus
Helen Boston Helen Boston ... Self - aged 76 - Young @ Heart Chorus
Louise Canady Louise Canady ... Self - aged 77 - Young @ Heart Chorus
Elaine Fligman Elaine Fligman ... Self - aged 83 - Young @ Heart Chorus
Jean Florio Jean Florio ... Self - aged 83 - Young @ Heart Chorus
Len Fontaine Len Fontaine ... Self - aged 86 - Young @ Heart Chorus
Stan Goldman Stan Goldman ... Self - aged 76 - Young @ Heart Chorus
Jeanne Hatch Jeanne Hatch ... Self - aged 79 - Young @ Heart Chorus
Eileen Hall Eileen Hall ... Self - aged 92 - Young @ Heart Chorus
Donald Jones Donald Jones ... Self - aged 76 - Young @ Heart Chorus
Fred Knittle Fred Knittle ... Self - aged 80 - Young @ Heart Chorus
Norma Landry Norma Landry ... Self - aged 78 - Young @ Heart Chorus
John Larareo John Larareo ... Self - aged 74 - Young @ Heart Chorus
Patricia Larese Patricia Larese ... Self - aged 75 - Young @ Heart Chorus
Miriam Leader Miriam Leader ... Self - aged 87 - Young @ Heart Chorus
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The story of a chorus whose members are all senior citizens who specialize in rock 'n' roll covers.

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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 »

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Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

One of the men claims they'll keep performing as long as 'the good lord's willing and the creek don't rise.' That was the famous sign-off of Hank Williams (Sr.) on his country music radio programs from the 1930s and 40s. See more »

Quotes

Bob Cilman: Jean, did you see that white light that everybody talks about?
Jean Florio: [laughing] No. I refused to look.
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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

Featured in Independent Lens: Young@Heart (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Fix You
Written by Guy Berryman / Jon Buckland (as Johnny Buckland) / Will Champion / Chris Martin
Published by Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd.
Performed by Fred Knittle and The Young@Heart Chorus
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,937, 13 April 2008

Gross USA:

$3,992,189

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,097,002
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(European Film Market)

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1.85 : 1
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