It’s January, at least two more months of winter. What’s the best way to pass the time? Movie watching of course! Check out AARP’s Movies for Grownups, a guide to some of the best movies of the year, with some interesting categories. The big winners were The Savages with Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman for Best Movie for Grownups; Chris Cooper won Best Actor 50 and Over honors for his under-the-radar performance as a CIA spy in Breach; Julie Christie was named Best Actress 50 and Over for her spellbinding turn as an Alzheimer’s stricken woman in Away From Her; and Tony Gilroy was honored as best director for his complex tale of corporate greed, stricken consciences and murder, Michael Clayton.
Check out the entire list, but here’s some of the more unusual highlights include:
Best Movie for Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up: Enchanted: This story of an animated princess stuck in real-life New York city is both cute and cutting edge.
Best Intergenerational Movie: The Namesake: In this cultural portrait, two parents from India raise their children in the suburbs of New York and find that their traditions clash with the U.S. culture. Both sides eventually awaken to a comforting understanding: where we’re from, and where we live, are always trumped by who we are.
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