Young@Heart

May 1st, 2008 by exolstice

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Lately, it seems like every new documentary film that comes along is heralding the end of the world, or at least focuses on some negative aspect of society. While a lot of these films are well-made and worth seeing, they certainly aren’t entertaining in the traditional sense of the word. That’s why it’s refreshing to sit through something like Young@Heart which focuses on something positive for a change.

In this case a choir of octogenerians, who belt out contemporary and classic rock tunes instead of the traditional fare. The documentary follows the group as they prepare for their latest show. You’ll be treated to quite a few of their performances and videos throughout the film. It’s amazing and uplifting to see people of that age still having the time of their lives.

You’ll be hard pressed not to smile when a 92 year old offers up a hilarious rendition of “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” by The Clash in the films opening. Another highlight involves an elderly woman complaining to the camera that the lyrics to one of the songs are too complicated to memorize, even though she recited them perfectly seconds before, without missing a beat. In fact, most, if not all of the choir members are just as endearing and fun to listen to. You’ll be treated to quite a few of their performances and videos throughout the film.

Overall, it’s quite a fun ride, with a few sad moments. Looking for something different? Look no further. Highly recommended.

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