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Old Days (2008)

| Short | 2008 (USA)
A coming-of-age dramedy about a 74-year-old woman who reluctantly enters a retirement community and struggles to find her niche within the eccentric residents' social hierarchy.

Director:

Matthew Shapiro
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4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mary Beth Peil ... Lillian
Brad Oscar ... Louis
June Squibb ... Gertrude
Helen Hanft ... Sylvia
Sloane Shelton ... Mildred
Sylvia Kauders ... Golda
Florence Anglin Florence Anglin ... Flo
Maja Niles Maja Niles ... Shirley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Alexander ... Gladys
Rusty Blitz Rusty Blitz ... Murray
Michelle Daimer Michelle Daimer ... Lillian's Daughter
Joseph Friedman Joseph Friedman ... The Magician
Jeanette Hartunian Jeanette Hartunian ... Louis' Fan
Irma St. Paule ... Louis' Fan
Sarah Steele ... Carla
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A coming-of-age dramedy about a 74-year-old woman who reluctantly enters a retirement community and struggles to find her niche within the eccentric residents' social hierarchy.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Company Credits

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Matthew Shapiro Films See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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an entertaining film with charm
23 March 2009 | by armanddiabSee all my reviews

I saw this film recently at the Washington, D.C. Independent Film Festival in early March of 2009. It was featured in the Senior Moments session. Of all the films screened in that particular session, this one was my favorite.

In "Old Days", director Matthew Shapiro balances the lives of elderly in a retirement community by applying just enough cleverness, wit, satire and charm. All the actors are terrific, and some I've even seen in different films. I was surprised at how effective the writing was, because when the film first started, I had no idea it was gonna be a comedy (for the most part).

The way the script spoofs and compares the retirement home to a typical high school, where everyone eats together and hangs out in specific groups of archetypes and characters is well handled; I look forward to the next film from Shapiro.


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