1/07/2009

Documentary Film Of The Day: Young @ Heart...

It takes a lot to make me tear up while watching a movie, but Young @ Heart brought me to the brink. It follows a choral group from New England in which the average member age is 80. They are unique in that they sing rock songs by groups like The Ramones, Sonic Youth, and Hendrix to name a few. A lot of the movie is lighthearted, especially when the members are given new, complicated songs to learn. It's heartwarming to see people at the ends of their lives having so much fun and bringing joy to the people who watch them perform. It does it with out being saccharine.

Netflix it HERE.

17 comments:

red said...

Great movie. Their version of "Fix You" killed me.

SkylersDad said...

Looks interesting Chris. I am the opposite of you, it takes a really crappy movie to make me not cry.

Brad said...

Love this movie!

Gwen said...

I read about this a while back and wanted to see it. Thanks for the reminder!

Gwen said...

BTW, have you seen Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin? I saw it over Xmas break, loved it and thought of you.

Some Guy said...

Gwen- I haven't seen it and unfortunately it's not on Netflix. Where did you see it?

Joe said...

Is it like a geriatric "Hair"?

Jen said...

saw it - liked it!

Spooney said...

I don't need to see this, I live it. I belong to a group of old people singing rock songs already...my band.

Miss Alex said...

Dude tell me you've seen that Abe Lincoln shit I posted on my blog... I know I know it's old but you MUST see it... you might drop dead...

Some Guy said...

Miss Alex: I don't remember. Do you have a link or a date?

Michelle said...

Hi, loved this film!!

The man who sang Fix You died on New Years Day. Read about it here:

http://www.youngatheartchorus.com/

I even sent a message to the email address they provided and pretty much the same day got a respose back from his family member!!!

Very touching!!!

Miss Alex said...

I don't know ya but I knew you'd like it...

p.s. I'll pick this movie up if you say it's the shit... :)

Gwen said...

SG: LOGO, the gay and lesbian channel, ran it over the holidays. I'm surprised Netflix doesn't have it. If it's still in my Tivo queue, I'll burn you a copy and mail it. I'll let you know.

Gwen said...

Good news! It's still in my queue. Email your snail mail addy to me at guenosdias847 at gmail dot com and I will mail you a copy. I promise not to stalk you.

BeckEye said...

Oh, snap! I've been wanting to see that forever. I even wrote an entry about those oldsters way back near the beginning of my blog. I keep forgetting to look that movie up. Netflix, here I come!

GETkristiLOVE said...

Why don't you rate your returns in Netflix?