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Hats Off (2008)

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A documentary on a New York City woman who has spent most of her 93 years in the world of movies, TV, commercial, and print media.

Director:

Jyll Johnstone

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Credited cast:
Robert Marks Robert Marks ... Himself
Mimi Weddell ... Herself
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Hats Off profiles the beauty and eccentricities of an extraordinary woman, 93-year-old actress Mimi Weddell. With the style and grace of Katherine Hepburn, the smoky wit and wisdom of Dorothy Parker, and her own personal philosophy, "rise above it," Mimi is truly an iconic American original, rising above the mundane and difficult confines of her own daily life to reach for the stars and fulfill her dreams. Hats Off captures the essence of this most unusual woman, named at age 90 by New York Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in New York," whose full-time acting career began at age 65 upon the passing of her husband, and whose daily routine mocks the traditional image of old age. From grueling 14-hour days at cattle call auditions to her weekly gymnastics and dance workouts, Mimi Weddell exudes a 'can-do, will-do' attitude in the face of life's trials and tribulations, and moves through her challenges with grace, encouraging us all to be more than we are. Shot over the ... Written by Canobie Films

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90 is the new 40.

Genres:

Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,570, 30 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$29,759, 4 May 2008
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Canobie Films See more »
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A film that is easily overlooked, but definitely worth seeking out.
7 May 2008 | by danddinmontSee all my reviews

Mimi Weddell is, at age 90, a working actress, and the star of this biographical documentary. Numerous people with whom she has worked are interviewed, and they are all in agreement, Mimi works very hard at her craft. We follow her to various classes, which include among others, gymnastics, (she does three somersaults in succession!), and tap dancing. She is blessed with a patrician visage, which was used to excellent advantage in Sex and the City, (the series), in which she played Stanford Blatch's aristocratic grandmother, who was addicted to Chanel suits. Weddell is proud of being able to trace her family back to the Mayflower, although her Pilgrim ancestor apparently made the trip as an indentured servant. However, her adult children seem to find the Mayflower legacy bordering on being an embarrassment. At a time when so much of the news about older people is about illness and loss of capacity, it is refreshing and encouraging to see a woman of Mimi Weddell's age living so full a life, and obviously enjoying it. We should all be blessed to reach age 90 with her"joie de vivre".


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