An article in the Baltimore Sun (Jan 9) looks at a crop of movies where the characters are older, wiser, and more rounded individuals. Could this be a new trend or simply a bump in the road?
“What many of the newer films have in common, on the other hand, is a willingness not only to delve into the texture of the senior experience but to upend conventional notions of older age. “Hollywood used to treat older people as dead ends — at best they sat in a chair and provided wisdom to a younger generation,” said Bill Newcott, the entertainment editor at AARP The Magazine and founder of its Movies for Grownups awards program. “There’s a much more well-rounded vision of older people now.”
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