Documentary Watch – Young At Heart

by MARIA on March 5, 2012

I’ve been meaning to watch this documentary FOREVER, so this post is not a timely one seeing that it came out in 2007. I FINALLY sat down and watched this on Friday night after the kids went to bed.

LOVED it. Actually, LOVE doesn’t begin to cover it.

I laughed, I cried, I was genuinely moved. I cried a lot actually, more than I thought I would. I also caught myself watching with a huge smile on my face a few times.

Young at Heart is about the Young@Heart Chorus - a New England group of about two dozen singers who’s average age is 80. They are the sweetest group of people and it is impossible not to fall in love with all of them. The documentary was filmed in 2006 during a two month preparation for a concert.

The group’s director Bob Cilman obviously adores his group, even though he can be very hard on them. I wanted to punch him a couple of times if I’m totally honest.

The best part of this group is that they actually sing rock songs – my favorite was “Should I Stay or Should I Go” by The Clash – it was hilarious and fun and engaging. And their cover of Coldplay will make you weep – I promise.

Watch the trailer and then go watch the movie – you can find it on Netflix as well.

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1 Dr. G March 5, 2012 at 11:23 am

This sounds awesome! Thanks for the suggestion. Do you think it would be good for kids as well? Ages 3-9.


2 MARIA March 5, 2012 at 12:12 pm



3 Smilenwaven (Dianne) March 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm

This looks GREAT!! Love any movie about music!!


4 MARIA March 5, 2012 at 2:42 pm

It really is fantastic – You will adore it!


5 Liz {Learning to Juggle} March 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm

That definitely sounds interesting, I’ll check it out tonight once the kids are in bed. I need something to get lost in for an hour or two!!


6 MARIA March 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Enjoy! Let me know what you think!


7 Lance March 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

what a cool sounding doc.

thanks for making me aware of this


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