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Advanced Style

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Docu about senior fashionistas promotes positive body image.

Movie NR 2014 72 minutes
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Ilana Royce Smithkin, Jacquie Tajah Murdock, Joyce Capati, Debra Rapoport, Lynn Bell, Zelda Kaplan, and Tsiporah Salamon all are one of a kind -- fun to watch and easy to get to know. Ms. Plioplyte captures their spirit, their beauty, their artistry, and their undeniable desire to grow old with panache. There are no in-depth plot lines here, no hard-luck tales, and no emotional breakdowns, but even through the gloss and glitter, a viewer can get a glimpse of fragility, of the courage this lifestyle takes, and the resilience of these remarkable women. In a culture of near-impossible standards of beauty, mean girls, bullying, and the dark elements of social media, Advanced Style is an ideal movie for tweens and teens -- and for all grown-ups, too. It has the potential to inspire, to encourage thinking for oneself, to stimulate the groundbreaker in all of us. If nothing else, it certainly is an eye-opener about how well a woman can age.

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