Assignment: Aging in Movies Review
There is a plethora of films out there depicting various dimensions of the aging process. Despite the belly-laughing, or sometimes, tear-jerking emotions we gather from these films, we often do not stop to wonder if these depictions of various dimensions of aging are accurate...or a bunch of malarky (i.e., nonsense). For this assignment, you are tasked with watching a film, not a TV show, of your choice that depicts any aspect of aging that has been discussed in our class. After watching the film, answer the questions below.
Give your review a title. It can be as funny or as serious as you would like.
Question I. Give a brief summary of what the movie is about.
Question II. Who is/are the main character(s) in the film that you will be discussing?
Question III. What class topic does the movie depict? How?
Question IV. Based on what you have learned thus far in the course, do you feel that this film provides an accurate depiction of aging and/or the various aspects of aging? (i.e., mental/physical health, relationships, challenges, disease, wisdom, personality, etc.) Why or why not?Include at least 2 scholarly citations to support your answer.
Question V. In what ways do you believe that this film could improve to provide a more accurate depiction of this dimension of aging?
Question VI. All movies teach a lesson (theme/moral). What did you learn from this one?