Parents' Guide to

Young @ Heart

By Erika Milvy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Docu finds fountain of youth through hard rock.

Movie PG 2008 108 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+
This is a sad movie, but it's also a nicely made movie.
age 6+


It is a great movie for any age over 5!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

YOUNG @ HEART is an inspiring testament to the human spirit and perseverance in the face of death, illness, and difficult-to-comprehend punk lyrics. Plus this documentary may shed a new positive light on a life stage that younger people may fear.

Certainly some of the humor of the movie comes from the incongruity of "granny" types -- little old ladies and grumpy old men -- singing hard rock, and the assumption that this type of music would be merely "noise" to the elderly. It's really intriguing to hear these songs (which will be familiar to some) in a new context. Talking Head's "Road to Nowhere" takes on a new meaning about aging. As does the Ramones' "I Want to be Sedated."

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