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Though it may be too sentimental for some, Ron Howard's supernatural tale of eternal youth is gentle and heartwarming, touching on poignant issues of age in the process. Read critic reviews
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Sep 05, 2020Ron Howard directs this semi-sci-fi Hollywood-style fantasy that targets the omnipresent fear of aging. Seniors in a Florida retirement home discover aliens have taken residence in an abandoned property next door, with the pool mysteriously functioning as a fountain of youth. Predictable shenanigans ensue, all leading to a emotional E.T.-like ending. A decent effort, made worthwhile by the inestimable depth of the senior acting bench as well as lots of dolphins gamboling playfully in attendance - maybe they know something we don't, eh?
Nov 02, 2012I'm really surprised this isn't as well known as other, similar films like Close Encounters, as this is a cutesy and heart warming story of not only growing up, but growing old. A great cast that carries the piece very well and makes you want to run up and hug them. To top it off, it has an amazing and satisfying end.
Jun 14, 2011A film from my childhood that I can still enjoy today. Surprising that I enjoyed this so much as a child as it mostly deals with the older generation but I think the fact that it had nice aliens helped. Also anyone who's had loving grandparents will be able to relate to the story of mortality and I dare you not to get a lump in your throat when Rose dies or the couples have to make choice about staying or going. It's also beautifully acted by Ameche, Cronyn, Brimley, Tandy et al. A lovely film. The sequel didn't quite recreate the magic and pretty much told the same story but the cast were still great.David S Super Reviewer
Sep 06, 2010Wait, a second...old people want to go to outer space why? I didn't get this movie at all.