Finding movies that appeal to seniors can be a challenge, but thankfully there are several released within the past year featuring an ideal combination of sentiment, smarts, and old-fashioned storytelling. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a Bridgewater senior home care provider, has put together this list of recent movies your senior loved one may enjoy.
1. The Theory of Everything
This 2014 film stars Eddie Redmayne as famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 21. This award-winning film chronicles Stephen’s groundbreaking discoveries, his struggle to overcome his disease, and the tender love story between Stephen and fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. This movie is both heartwarming and heartbreaking, and will likely be a hit with the senior crowd.
2. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
This sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows the characters from the first film as they attempt to expand their hotel business. The film stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, and Bill Nighy, a cast sure to resonate with seniors, and chronicles the characters’ business dealings, relationship drama, and unwavering friendships. The comic adventures culminate at a vibrant Indian wedding, where secrets are exposed and romances begin.
3. The Hundred-Foot Journey
This charming film stars Helen Mirren as a frigid chef who runs a pretentious French restaurant. When her culinary dominance is called into question by the sudden appearance of an Indian restaurant 100 feet from her own establishment, she does everything in her power to ruin this new business. Upon finally meeting Hassan Kadam, the culinary wunderkind creating the incredible Indian food, her resolve thaws and she teaches him about the fine art of French cuisine. Seniors interested in unique intergenerational relationships may find worth in this film.
4. The Judge
The Judge stars Robert Downey Jr. as a fast-talking lawyer who left his family behind and never looked back. When this lawyer’s father, played by Robert Duvall, is accused of murder, the prodigal son returns. His search for the truth leads him to uncover secrets about his past and reconnect with the family he tried to forget, providing great entertainment for seniors seeking intense drama.
Finding time to provide seniors with entertainment can be difficult, especially for those who work or have other obligations. A Bridgewater hourly caregiver may be the solution for freeing up that precious time. The caregivers at Home Care Assistance in Bridgewater can provide transportation and accompaniment to social events, or perform tasks around the house such as prepping meals and cleaning house, keeping your loved one comfortable and allowing him or her plenty of time for a movie fix. Home Care Assistance offers a wide variety of live-in and flexible hourly care services. Call 908.450.9400 today to speak with a friendly Care Manager and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation.