A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Reveals the best of humanity and focuses on community, courage, motivation, and the willingness to learn new things at any age.
Violence & Scariness
A mention of the deaths of two chorus members during the course of the documentary.
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"Bitch" is said in one song.
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Features popular songs from artists like Sonic Youth, The Clash, Talking Heads, Coldplay, James Brown, and others.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a documentary about senior citizens, which might, to teens, sound like a snore. It isn't. The film is alive with music and resilience. But over the course of the movie, two chronically ill members of the chorus die and concerns of geriatric health and impending death are addressed. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
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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