Young@Heart

2007

Young@Heart

Critics Consensus

Full of endearing characters, this doc about a choir of "seniors behaving badly" is uplifting and delightful.

88%

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Total Count: 103

91%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 5,400
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Movie Info

The Young@Heart Chorus is a vocal group from Northampton, MA, who have earned an international reputation for their unique interpretations of songs by Sonic Youth, the Ramones, and the Clash. However, this isn't a teenage garage band attacking the classic punk rock songbook -- the Young@Heart Chorus is comprised of 22 senior citizens whose average age is 80, and under director Bob Cilman they've gained a degree of fame for their enthusiastic a cappella renditions of well-known rock & roll tunes. Filmmaker Stephen Walker spent several weeks with the members of the Young@Heart Chorus as they rehearsed for their annual concert in Northampton, and Young@Heart is a documentary which offers a look at their rigorous rehearsal process, the background of several members, and their efforts to stay active and think positive, even as their friends succumb to old age. Produced for British television, Young@Heart was screened in competition at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Bob Cilman
as Himself - Young@Heart Chorus Musical Director
Joe Benoit
as Himself - Young@Heart Chorus
Helen Boston
as Herself - Young@Heart Chorus
Louise Canady
as Herself - Young@Heart Chorus
Elaine Fligman
as Herself - Young@Heart Chorus
Jean Florio
as Herself - Young@Heart Chorus
Len Fontaine
as Himself - Young@Heart Chorus
Stan Goldman
as Himself - Young@Heart Chorus
Eileen Hall
as Herself - Young@Heart Chorus
Jeanne Hatch
as Herself - Young@Heart Chorus
Donald Jones
as Himself - Young@Heart Chorus
Fred Knittle
as Himself - Young@Heart Chorus
Norma Landry
as Herself - Young@Heart Chorus
John Larareo
as Himself - Young@Heart Chorus
Miriam Leader
as Herself - Young@Heart Chorus
Patsy Linderme
as Herself - Young@Heart Chorus
Brock Lynch
as Himself - Young@Heart Chorus
Steve Martin
as Himself - Young@Heart Chorus
Joe Mitchell
as Himself - Young@Heart Chorus
Dora B. Morrow
as Herself - Young@Heart Chorus
Gloria Parker
as Herself - Young@Heart Chorus
Liria Petrides
as Herself - Young@Heart Chorus
Ed Rehor
as Himself - Young@Heart Chorus
Bob Salvini
as Himself - Young@Heart Chorus
Jack Schnepp
as Himself - Young@Heart Chorus
Janice St. Laurence
as Herself - Young@Heart Chorus
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Critic Reviews for Young@Heart

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Audience Reviews for Young@Heart

  • Jul 23, 2011
    If you don't love this movie, then you have no @Heart. I couldn't hold it together when the guy sang "Fix You."
    Jared H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 26, 2011
    A touching documentary about the unlikeliest of American institutions, a chorus group from New England made up of seniors that performs an annual show, sometimes in Europe, despite the fact that many members are knocking at death's door. What's more, the film is punctuated by a few "music video" interludes that showcase some telling tracks, particularly "I Wanna Be Sedated" by the Ramones, David Bowie's "Golden Years" and disco classic "Stayin' Alive". It won't take long to warm up to this film as you watch it, and it's impossible to avoid being moved. "I'm just tired and bored with myself," (a line from Bruce Springsteen's "Dancin' in the Dark") sure sounds different coming from a group of 80-year-olds performing at a prison... and making the inmates cry! Young of Heart wedges a beautiful slice of.life between plenty of entertaining songs, and it makes for a film that's not to be missed.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Aug 22, 2010
    My fave documentary so far. These old folks knows how to rock. Nice editing, you'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll rock! My fave video music is "I Wanna be Sedated' (the old man with the funny glass is fucking hilarious)while the best song at the concert is I Feel Good.
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2009
    You're Never Too Old To Rock.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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