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Hats Off (2008)

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With the style and grace of Katharine Hepburn, the smoky wit and wisdom of Dorothy Parker, and her own personal philosophy, "rise above it," 93-year-old actress Mimi Weddell is an iconic American original, rising above the confines of her own daily life, to reach for the stars and fulfill her dreams. Her full-time acting career began at age 65, and her daily routine mocks the traditional image of old age. From her 14-hour days at acting auditions and cattle calls, 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.

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Critic Reviews for Hats Off

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9)

It's obviously not all because of her drive and determination, but we come away from Johnstone's film believing attitude may play a role in the theater of at least one woman's life.

August 22, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

If you're not tickled and stirred by the sight of her 95-pound frame kicking off sheets and leaping out of bed to answer a phone -- a gig, maybe! -- then shame on you.

May 2, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Although it's highly effective at conveying the amusing aspects of its subject's quirky personality, Hats Off is less than meaningful in terms of terms of getting under her skin.

April 9, 2008

Jyll Johnstone's irresistible Hats Off documents Mimi Weddell, a Manhat tanite who, at 93, has pretty much cornered the market playing elegant, very old ladies in movies, TV, commercials and print ads.

March 28, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Hats Off is a documentary tribute to the 93-year-old actress Mimi Weddell, one of those people for whom the word 'individual' seems especially apt.

March 28, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5

Overall, Hats Off feels like a scripted documentary that avoids the full story.

March 28, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

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