It's never too lateā€¦

Films with later-in-life revelations

5 June 2018

We're so excited for you to see Edie, the wonderful new film starring Sheila Hancock as an elderly woman who decides to climb a mountain for the first time, striking up a friendship with her young guide along the way. Filmed in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, the sight of Hancock striding towards Suilven and taking on the epic climb is one of the most uplifting cinema experiences around.

In the spirit of Edie, here are a few more of our favourite films that show there's plenty of room for laughter, love and personal revelation later-on in life. Time for some grown-up stories…

Finding Your Feet
What do you do when your aristocratic husband of 40 years leaves you for your best friend? Easy - move into your sister's flat, order a curry and join a dance class. If you can get the vacuuming done at the same time, that's a bonus.

Mamma Mia!
They sing, they dance, they seduce younger men. And older men. The sheer energy that Meryl Steep, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski brought to Mamma Mia! back in 2008 was utterly infectious; we can't wait to revisit the gang in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (coming soon to DCA) - a combined age of 202, and still kickin' up those flares!

(Is that Cher? Yes, that is Cher.)

Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson team up to save his ramshackle woodland home from money-grabbing London property developers. Sweet, romantic and very funny - one of our favourite summer films last year.

The Sense of an Ending
Jim Broadbend explores the memories, mistakes and misunderstandings which have shaped his life in this wonderfully-crafted adaptation of Julian Barnes’s acclaimed novel. A great reminder of the value of hindsight, and the strength in apology - even when belated.

What are your favourite later-life stories on film? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook, using #helloDCA!

Book tickets for Edie now, showing at DCA cinema until Thu 14 June.

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