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With the style and grace of Katharine Hepburn, the smoky wit and wisdom of Dorothy Parker, and her own personal philosophy, "rise above it," 93-year-old actress Mimi Weddell is an iconic American original, rising above the confines of her own daily life, to reach for the stars and fulfill her dreams. Her full-time acting career began at age 65, and her daily routine mocks the traditional image of old age. From her 14-hour days at acting auditions and cattle calls, to her weekly gymnastics and dance workouts, Mimi Weddell exudes a 'can-do, will-do' attitude in the face of… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

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"It's obviously not all because of her drive and determination, but we come away from Johnstone's film believing attitude may play a role in the theater of at least one woman's life."
‑ David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
"Jyll Johnstone's irresistible Hats Off documents Mimi Weddell, a Manhat tanite who, at 93, has pretty much cornered the market playing elegant, very old ladies in movies, TV, commercials and print ads."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Sometimes, a story is just not worth telling, and while Mimi's life is definitely an unusual one, it's not iconic."
‑ Bill Gibron, PopMatters
"The face may be vaguely familiar, and if the name 'Mimi Weddell' doesn't ring a bell it will after you've seen Jyll Johnstone's affectionate documentary portrait of this unstoppable nonagenarian model and actress."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"If you're not tickled and stirred by the sight of her 95-pound frame kicking off sheets and leaping out of bed to answer a phone -- a gig, maybe! -- then shame on you."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Hats Off is a documentary tribute to the 93-year-old actress Mimi Weddell, one of those people for whom the word 'individual' seems especially apt."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"A wonderful continuation of Johnstone's previous age-is-but-a-number twilight documentaries Martha & Ethel and Throwing Curves."
‑ Richard Horgan, FilmStew.com
"Overall, Hats Off feels like a scripted documentary that avoids the full story."
‑ Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine
"Although it's highly effective at conveying the amusing aspects of its subject's quirky personality, Hats Off is less than meaningful in terms of terms of getting under her skin."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"It doesn't take long for Mimi Weddell's elegant aura to crumble, disarmingly, in this documentary about the 93-year-old actor who once played Stanford's grandmother on Sex and the City."
‑ Gia Kourlas, Time Out New York
"Johnstone, a friend of the family, maintains too discreet a distance from her subject."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Quaint and slight."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
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