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Young%HeartA quick rave about this documentary - I enjoyed this film so much that I watched it twice before sending it back to Netflix. It’s about a senior citizen chorus (average age: 80 years young) who are immensely talented and inspirational. The film chronicles a couple of months of rehearsal in preparation for a big show, and you get to know several of the chorus members very well. I fell in love with all of them.

It’s hilarious in parts, also poignant, and has me hoping that I can find a similar community when I hit my Golden Years. Speaking of “Golden Years”, their cover of this classic David Bowie song is incredible. Part of the fun of watching the film is seeing what songs they do next….don’t want to spoil all the surprises, but they do NOT perform the slow easy listening tunes you might expect from senior citizens. They ROCK and do awesome versions of songs by groups ranging from Talking Heads to Coldplay to The Clash (!). A wonderful film with a lot of heart.

You can watch the film’s trailer on the Young@Heart Chorus website.

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Comments (9)

Thanks for the review, I am adding to our Netflix queue right now.

sandrac:

Interesting, I remember seeing trailers for this in the theatres a couple of years ago. (If I remember correctly, they were practising I Wanna Be Sedated. But I could be wrong)

I'll have to check it out!

Barb Cabot:

We love this film too! It's such a sweet and touching film.

Anne:

Sounds wonderful! I will keep an eye out for it on my On Demand channel. Thanks for the review!

sheri:

Must add this to our Netflix List.Sounds like a good one to show at work too!

Thanks for this tip - I hadn't heard about the film but the trailer piqued my curiosity (as well as Sandrac's comment:-))m

Sandra's right...they do sing The Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated." :)

I just put it on the top of my Netflix queue!

Anne:

LOL about the Ramones tune (which I love, by the way!)

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