Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Aging in the Movies

For my course on "Social Aspects of Aging", we had an opportunity to watch a movie which has an older person playing a significant role.  I started searching for a movie to watch, and in my research, I came up with a list of movies that I have either seen or want to see that has an older adult in a main role.  Here are some of the movies I came up with:

On Golden Pond (1981) (Husband has memory problems)

Driving Miss Daisy (1989) (Older woman develops dementia)

Grumpy Old Men (1993)

Grumpier Old Men (1995)

Away From Her (2006) (Wife develops dementia)

The Bucket List (2007)

Up (2009)

The First Grader (2010)

Robot & Frank (2012)

The Notebook (2004) (Wife develops dementia)

Amour (2012) (Wife has a stroke and what looks to be vascular dementia)

Late Bloomers (2011) (about an older married couple)

Lovely, Still (2008) (Husband develops dementia)

Still Mine (2012) (Wife has memory problems)

Here is a listing from another site about "Movies Depicting Alzheimer's Disease:  http://thegenerationaboveme.blogspot.ca/2013/02/movies-depicting-alzheimers-disease.html

Here's a list of The 10 Best Films About Aging and the Elderly:  http://www.popmatters.com/post/174004-the-10-best-films-about-agingthe-elderly-of-all-time/

What movies would you add?


Angela G. Gentile

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