The Over the Hill Band
The Over the Hill Band (2011)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 25, 2011
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York 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.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

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.

Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

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.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

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.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

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.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Sugary and has a silly tear-jerker ending.

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Simon Foster

It's a set-up that requires a light touch and deft characterisations but Enthoven plods, heavy-handedly, through the tropes.

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