gratitude-a-thon day 807: youth & beauty: the movie and the concept

 

youth-posterI saw the most astonishing movie yesterday. It was poignant and funny, and thought provoking, and explored something we all suffer from: getting older. I know I’m always going off about movies, but really, this movie was one of the best things I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Not kidding, or exaggerating, even a little. I’M NOT.

It’s called Youth.

Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel are the main characters, who are both at the top of their games at 82 and 76 respectively (which all alone gave me a lot of hope about getting older). And Paul Dano, Rachel Weisz, and Jane Fonda are in it, as well. Oh yeah, and the Swiss Alps, with all their fertile natural beauty, and kockout views.

unnamed-2.jpg

And it just so happened that the Coolidge Corner Theater, where I saw it, was giving Jane Fonda an award last night, so she came and did a Q & A after the movie, which was really fun. She is smart, warm, at ease, and has no attitude. She is also so insanely young looking, I could be mistaken as her great grandmother. But more importantly, Jane has so clearly not allowed age to diminish her. This is what I’m after. To remain relevant and vital and curious until the end.

It was a perfect afternoon. Just perfect.

 

One thought on “gratitude-a-thon day 807: youth & beauty: the movie and the concept

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s