Young @ Heart is the all time great, feel good movie about senior citizens who are members of a choral group. This is a well thought-out documentary about people who are living life to its fullest and enjoying every minute of it. They have a purpose. They share their understanding of the realities of aging and illness, and discuss their opinions confidently, openly and with much good humor.
We get to meet and spend time with delightful people, and can identify with some of their insecurities as they prepare for a major concert. We share their concerns about the members who are battling illnesses, and they continue to learn words and music for songs totally unfamiliar, like James Brown's "I Feel Good" or "Schizophrenia" by Sonic Youth. They work diligently at their art, recognizing their limitations without losing their spirit or enthusiasm. They recognize the commitment and resolutely take on the responsibility that the show must go on, even when they're not always "feeling good."
There are lots of laughs and many touching moments. I left the theater with a smile. In a short time, I got to know this positive, lively bunch, and they were a part of my life. I shared in their joys and triumphs, shared in their down times, and was well rewarded with a stimulating and successful performance! A wonderful goup role model, made up of real people!!