Monday, September 20, 2010

Movie Monday -- Growing Older

Share on movies about aging or being elderly, linking back here at The Bumbles.

Solitary Man. I just saw this movie last month. Michael Douglas was superb as a man who refuses to grow old gracefully, who deals with his health problems by ignoring them. This was before we learned of the actor's real-life health problems, which make his performance even more touching. If it's not out on DVD yet, it soon will be, and I highly recommend it.

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Growing older and becoming vulnerable has never been more terrifying -- or campy. By the way, Bette Davis was 54 when this scene was filmed, which leads me to believe aging is scarier for actresses than for the rest of us.


  1. Interesting choices; Douglas is hit or miss with me, but I'll have to check this one out! Thanks :)

  2. Great choices. I wonder if I would have picked Sunset Boulevard?

  3. I am very psyched my career does not depend on youthful looks :0)

  4. Anonymous11:23 AM

    I want to see both of these!


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