Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number – Just Ask Robert Redford
Check his birthcert and it will tell you he’s 82 years young – but watch Robert Redford continue to have all manner of craic on camera and you’ll realise that number means nothing!
If you need further convincing, dive into The Old Man And The Gun, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99. A charming and cheery comedy, it sees the iconic American rolling back the years in a performance befitting his legendary status.
And if his late-life fun-loving isn’t enough proof that you’re never too old to yuck it up on camera, check out these other sprightly seniors who could teach younger generations a thing or two about living the good life!
Bad Grandmas, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99
It might be decades since she made a mark as film’s first female action star, but there’s still more than a twinkle in her eye to suggest that mayhem might lie around the corner! Indeed, this uproarious comedy that sees grandmothers going gangsta is a fine reminder that you shouldn’t underestimate your nana!
That Good Night, now showing on Sky Cinema, Virgin TV 301
The late, great actor always had a commanding air about him – which might be why the sight of him soaking up the sun as a retiree seems so strange! A sentimental drama that reminds us of his abilities as a performer, it’s also a lesson on doing things your own way until the last!
As Good As It Gets, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €2.99
OK, so he’s probably not the model senior citizen – we have to admit that. But in terms of making us giggle at a grand old age, few can hold a candle to Jack Nicholson’s turn as the curmudgeonly Melvin Udall; the Oscars that came the way of the star – and of partner-in-crime Helen Hunt – were very well deserved…
MICHAEL DOUGLAS, ROBERT DE NIRO, MORGAN FREEMAN & KEVIN KLINE
Last Vegas, available now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999
It’s impossible to pick just one of these aging agitators; we reckon they all deserve a spot on our list! A boisterous bachelor party is the trigger for all kinds of noisy Nevada mayhem, in a movie that’s got both heart and hilarity in spades – it’s as much Vegas fun as you can have without booking a flight for yourself!
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