Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Celia Imrie and Penelope Wilton are wonderful in this movie about British retirees who move to India to save money and have an adventure. The men in the film aren’t bad either, but these women are spectacular. Plus the writing is so witty. Just see it, you will love it. And, […]

Shirley Valentine

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This film adaptation of the successful London and Broadway show stars Pauline Collins as Shirley, a middle-aged woman in an endless homemaking rut. Shirley speaks directly to the camera about her hopes and disappointments, which play out through failed cooking and her disgruntled spouse. Her humor carries her through. Ultimately Shirley travels to Greece with […]

How Stella Got her Groove Back

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Angela Bassett stars as an adrenaline-driven forty-year-old financial trader who flies to Jamaica on a whim for an overdue vacation. Gorgeous as Bassett is, her struggles to believe in a younger man’s passion are all too realistic. Whoopie Goldberg shows off her great comic skills as Stella’s best friend and travel companion. Sexy dancing, hot […]

Book Club

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Four old friends in a book club read *Fifty Shades of Grey,* and are inspired to ramp up their sex lives. The women, played by Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen, are all in their sixties and in various stages of widowhood, divorce, dating, and long-term marriage. The fact that Hollywood made […]

Our Souls at Night

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Jane Fonda was 79 and Robert Redford was 81 when they filmed this sweet movie about neighbors who slowly and carefully fall in love. Their acting is spare and skilled, the story is subtle, and the dramas of their children’s lives contrast sharply with the understated charm of the older main characters. Watch this film […]

Something’s Gotta Give

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Diane Keaton is perfect as Erica Barry, a successful, creative older woman at peace with herself. Her sister Zoe, played by Frances McDormand, gets all the lines about how unfair it is that a single older man like Harry Sanborn (played by Jack Nicholson) is a “catch,” whereas society sees Erica as a “spinster.” Harry […]