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Old 09-22-2019, 08:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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this one goes a long way back, 1983, but "local hero" is one of my all time favorites. burt lancaster, a very young peter capaldi, and peter riegert.
Second this; on the "favorite movies each year" thread this was my pick as my favorite movie for that year.
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Thanks for your recommendations, and I am now starting on the list I've compiled from this thread, but I want to tell you and others that I did not like "Bridesmaids" at al, as I thought it was VERY raunchy to the point that I put it back in its case for return to the library midway through the first scene*; and I can't imagine that most seniors would like it. (But, of course, that is my opinion and I could be wrong about the majority of seniors not liking it. I am writing my opinion here just to caution other seniors who do not like that kind of humor.)

However, I do like "Legally Blond", "Chef", "13 Going on 30", and "Mr. Holland's Opus" VERY much!


*For clarification, I watched (or started to watch) the Unrated version of "Bridesmaids", so maybe the theatrical version was not quite so "R-rated"??
Is Bridesmaids raunchy - well yes, but if you'd watched the whole movie you'd have seen a movie that is a testament to the strength of friendships between women, not to mention a sweet romance - so while it definitely has it's raunchy moments, in the end it's a "feel good" movie. Many seniors do enjoy the movie - we grew up watching SNL after all.

*edit - I'd also include "We're the Millers" (mentioned upthread somewhere); raunchy parts but funny and sweet with a happy ending.

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Old 09-23-2019, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Just thought of others:

My Favorite Year
Stardust


The funny thing, both of these have the late great Peter O'Toole-just like Creator that I recommended in my last post on this subject. I do love Peter O'Toole.



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I loved him as Henry II in The Lion In Winter.
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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More than 20 years, but 1993's Alive! is one of my very favorite all-time movies, and it's very a much a feel-good happy movie in its own way.

When I mention this movie, some people get all squitschy and immediately go to "Isn't that the movie about cannibalism?" Well, no, that's a FACTOR in the story, because it's a true story, but it's not the main feature or focus or point. It's a story of survival and the triumph of the human spirit when it seems all hope is lost.
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:06 AM
 
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Continuing with my reviews on recommended movies in this thread --

I started to watch "Dean Spanley", which several people recommended, and I think I would have loved it, but there were no subtitles on the DVD and the accents of the various actors were difficult for me to understand, so I gave up. As Miramax acquired it in 2008, I would think they would have issued a decent U.S. release, but no -- and, btw, it is now only available used or for $93.00, new. (And it is not available on Blu-Ray, either.)
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:25 AM
 
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In going back and reading the newest posts from yesterday, I reread the above, and I do owe Azureth an apology because s/he did respond to my request for suggestions, and I simply over-reacted to what I thought was a rude attitude. That being the case, I do apologize and am sorry for my over-reaction.

So, a few minutes ago I did click on the link and read the descriptions of the movies listed, but the movies at the link show why I posted my request in the Retirement section in order to receive first-hand opinions from my fellow seniors. I do realize that my tastes are old-fashioned to a large degree; and in my opinion, I think that most of the selections in the above link would appeal mostly to a 'modern' younger audience and not to a more 'traditional' older one. (Btw, although this is not really important, the movies in the link had as early a release date as 2011, so whoever selected the list and the person who wrote the heading evidently had some kind of communication problem, lol.)

P.S. And for everyone else who has added new suggestions to the list, THANKS!
I accept your apology, but what appeals to a "modern" audience is subjective. Pretty sure when everyone here were in their teens/20s, movies were catered to a "modern audience" would most likely not have been as appealing by your parents and the like.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:08 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Has anyone mentioned “About Time”?

I just watched that again and really enjoyed it.

Also, “Begin Again.”
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:35 PM
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“The Rounders” with Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rounders_(1965_film)
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Old Yesterday, 07:57 AM
 
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I just watched the first 30 minutes of "The Hangover" last night (recommended) and hated it.

I guess I am just too old and too old-fashioned to appreciate modern raunchy "comedies", lol!
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Old Yesterday, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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I really appreciate this thread, and many of the suggestions. I would like to add "Lion (2016).
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