THE HOT FLASHES | ON DVD 8.13.13
There’s nothing more grating than an aging individual constantly reminding him or herself that s/he’s “still got it!” This is an entire movie based on “Yeah, we’ve still got it!”
Like one of Lifetime’s more insipid, annoyingly uplifting entries, The Hot Flashes centers on an aging bunch of women who show themselves they “still have it!” by starting a basketball team (to help save the mammography unit … yeah, it’s that ovarian), but doesn’t bother much with character development, plot, or depth.
What’s left: a bland, toothless movie starring Brooke Shields; i.e., exactly my stereotype of oldsters.
3 GEEZERS! | ON DVD 8.12.13
It’s problematic when you just assume this movie was titled 3 Geezers! because Tim Allen is in it, and he probably dragged along a couple friends whose comedy careers have also been lingering on life support for too long.
But it’s worse than that.
It features actual old people pranking Tim Allen—and other “celebrities” who you haven’t heard of since 1993—to prove … I’m not exactly sure. That olds aren’t dead yet? That sex doesn’t end at 75? That you’re never too old to shit on a lawn?
All admirable lessons, but still not a watchable movie.