Hats Off
Hats Off (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 28, 2008
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

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Bill Gibron

Sometimes, a story is just not worth telling, and while Mimi's life is definitely an unusual one, it's not iconic.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York 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.

Richard Horgan

A wonderful continuation of Johnstone's previous age-is-but-a-number twilight documentaries Martha & Ethel and Throwing Curves.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

Overall, Hats Off feels like a scripted documentary that avoids the full story.

David Noh
Film Journal International

Johnstone, a friend of the family, maintains too discreet a distance from her subject.

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