The Over the Hill Band
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The Over the Hill Band
Upon the death of her husband, Claire (70) decides to reconnect with her estranged son, down and out R&B musician Sid. She asks him to help her restart the old girl group she used to sing in with two of her friends from the old days. The rebel son is hesitant at first but eventually agrees under one condition: the band has to play HIS music. -- (C) Official Site
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An occasionally amusing, emotionally sound Belgian dramedy that never quite jells into the winning look at senior citizens - and second chances - that was clearly intended."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Lodged firmly in the "You go granny!" genre alongside wrinkled fluffery like Calendar Girls and the execrable Boynton Beach Club, The Over the Hill Band at least offers truth in advertising."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"I would not recommend "The Over the Hill Band," but it practically begs to be remade for American TV with Betty White in the lead."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"The acting is restrained, the story stays under the top, and hand-held cameras shake almost imperceptibly, giving a whiff of verite with no danger of going full Greengrass."
‑ Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
"Een if these "look at those wacky seniors" moments predominate, there's still a genuine sense of saddened empathy for the marginalized elders-even a (timid) acknowledgment of their still vital libidos."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
"The Over the Hill Band lacks artistry, but it remains a somewhat uniquely oddball diversion, though a tedious opening act makes it a bit of a long haul getting there."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
"Sugary and has a silly tear-jerker ending."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"It's a set-up that requires a light touch and deft characterisations but Enthoven plods, heavy-handedly, through the tropes."
‑ Simon Foster, sbs.com.au
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