Young at Hearts (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Ensemble Film  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The thoughts and feelings of eight elderly women who regularly meet for a penny-ante card game in Los Angeles provide the backbone of this upbeat docu-drama, billed as a "nonfiction feature" by its director Don Campbell. During the game, the women are outspoken on a number of topics ranging from their acceptance of death to reincarnation to sex. Among the card players is the 90-year old Ida who once won first place on the Gong Show for singing "Second Hand Rose;" Freda, who thinks of herself as an opera singer and psychic; the introverted Ray who has just found romance; and the keen-witted Gert whose sex drive remains in overdrive. In addition to scenes from their games, the story also takes the ladies to the Glen Ivy Hot Springs, where they swim and continue their conversations while they are pampered in mud baths.



gambling, cards, death, elderly, psychic, reincarnation, romance, sex, slice-of-life