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  • Summary: Upon the death of her husband, Claire (70) decides to reconnect with her estranged son, down and out R&B musician Sid. She asks him to help her restart the old girl group she used to sing in with two of her friends from the old days. The rebel son is hesitant at first but eventually agreesUpon the death of her husband, Claire (70) decides to reconnect with her estranged son, down and out R&B musician Sid. She asks him to help her restart the old girl group she used to sing in with two of her friends from the old days. The rebel son is hesitant at first but eventually agrees under one condition: the band has to play HIS music. (NeoClassics Films) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Feb 24, 2011
    75
    Like Stephen Walker's delicate nonfiction portrait "Young@Heart," it's a genuine heart-tugger about senior citizens rediscovering their youth by singing pop music; like Craig Brewer's crowdpleasing "Hustle & Flow," it sympathizes with a struggling rap artist without glossing over his flaws.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Feb 22, 2011
    60
    Enthoven and his screenwriters walk a fine line between celebrating the vitality of the elderly and asking us to laugh at their youthful affectations, twice embarrassing his three septuagenarians by forcing them to sing along to Technotronic's "Pump Up the Jam."
  3. Reviewed by: Kerry Lengel
    Mar 3, 2011
    60
    Despite the silly-sounding premise, it's a wistful, bittersweet meditation on aging and death.
  4. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Feb 25, 2011
    50
    It's also sugary and has a silly tear-jerker ending. But I found myself laughing at the film's gentle humor, anyway.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Feb 24, 2011
    40
    This drippy dramedy embraces every inappropriate-oldster cliché with depressing calculation.
  6. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Feb 25, 2011
    40
    Calculated Belgian crowd-pleaser.