80 for Brady is a light comedy that wins thanks to its veteran leading ladies, their chemistry and charm.
Giving their best in a movie that laughs with them rather than at them, these four iconic actresses turn 80 for Brady into a heartfelt and humorous tale. Starring a horny Rita Moreno, a brainiac Sally Field, a flirty writer Jane Fonda and the amazing Lily Tomlin as the glue who holds the group together, the ladies unite in the cinematic event of a lifetime. (Seriously, though, the triumphant road trip comedy is better than you’d expect.)
Yes, it’s a lame script to be honest. But the ladies make it special. There’s unavoidable Brady worship (mostly in joke form), but it’s easily digested because the movie stays mostly focused on its legendary leading ladies. The big-screen legends are fun. You might too, but the movie doesn’t throw it deep.
In fact, my only critique of the movie is that it didn’t focus enough on its leading ladies, and instead, it went into an over crafted branding exercise. By the end, these women had me absurdly emotionally invested. This is the lamest and most ridiculous movie that has ever brought tears to my eyes.
Should you watch it?
Although the film could have leaned more into its outrageousness, 80 for Brady is a decent, well-crafted comedy movie that will make you both laugh and cry.
Where can I watch it?
80 for Brady is now playing in theaters.