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3 movies that celebrate seniors

September 24, 2014

The media is sometimes guilty of favoring younger celebrities. Some of the biggest names in entertainment aren't even old enough to rent a car in certain parts of the world. However, there are still many older stars who have stolen the hearts of viewers and critics alike on the big screen. With the cold weather approaching, a good movie night is more than necessary. Try adding some of these movies that celebrate seniors to your next Saturday cinema marathon.

1. Calendar GirlsStarring the beautiful and talented Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, "Calendar Girls" is a comedy that centers on a group of older women striving to raise money in honor of one of their late husbands, according to the Internet Movie Database. After reflecting on her husband's theory that plants are most beautiful in their later stages, one woman suggested creating a tastefully revealing calendar of all of the women and using the proceeds for good. A fun, heartwarming film, the movie is based on a true story that's sure to keep you and your girl friends laughing throughout.

2. Something's Gotta GiveWhen the charming Jack Nicholson and eccentric Diane Keaton are onstage together, the resulting chemistry is outstanding. IMDb reported that the 2003 romantic comedy "Something's Gotta Give" is a twisted love triangle, to say the least. When a player in his 60s stays at his younger girlfriend's mother's house for a mini-vacation, his attention eventually shifts from his original love interest to her mother. Things get even more complicated when she gets involved with his doctor - a man who's almost half her age. The film uses humor and sharp wit to highlight the belief that love knows no age.

3. Boynton Beach ClubAnother movie that shows new love is capable at any age, the 2005 hit "Boynton Beach Club" stars Dyan Cannon, Joseph Bologna and Brenda Vaccaro, to name a few, reported IMDb. It tells the story of several seniors at an independent living community who meet at a support group and instantly hit it off with one another. According to a review in The New York Times, the idea for the movie came from director Susan Seidelman's mother's life experiences at a senior community in Florida. The news source reported that each older member of the group believed "60 is the new 40" and used that mindset when dating within their social circle. Rent this movie for some good laughs and a refreshed outlook on love later in life.