Middle Age Crazy (1980)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Canada, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The popular topic of men whose mid-life crises grow with a thickening waistline is handled with snatches of wit and insight in this standard comedy-drama from John Trent. Bobby Lee (Bruce Dern) is beginning to feel hemmed in -- his wife (Ann-Margret) has lost some of her appeal and his friends and family keep viewing him like the forty-year-old he will soon be. After his father dies, he is unable to take it anymore, and he hooks up with a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader (Deborah Wakeham) on a trip to that city. He may have traded in his business suite for denim, jeans, and cowboy boots, but he soon finds that a real transformation is not so easy.

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birthday, cheerleading, death, death-in-family, extramarital-affair, identity, man, mid-life-crisis, romance, self-discovery, transformation, wife