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New Movies Your Elderly Parent Will Love

There have been a number of recent films that appeal to a senior audience, from British period pieces and musical biopics to classically directed war films and indie comedies. Regardless of his or her taste in film, the staff at Home Care Assistance Summit thinks your senior loved one will find something enjoyable on this list of movie picks.

American Sniper

This 2014 film, which stars Bradley Cooper as the most lethal sniper in U.S. history, may appeal to seniors who have enjoyed director Clint Eastwood’s previous war films. This searing drama is both patriotic and emotionally complex, and chronicles the real-life story of sniper Chris Kyle after he is sent home from the front. Sienna Miller co-stars as his wife.

Get on Up

Get on Up is the story of James Brown, the soul singer also known as the Funkmaster General. Chadwick Boseman stars as the legendary music icon, portraying Brown with all the charm, verve, and funk he deserves. This film delves into James Brown’s persona and reveals the tormented man who created the music many seniors still listen to today.

The Imitation Game

This Oscar-winning film chronicles the tragic life of Alan Turing, the brilliant mathematician who helped England crack the Nazi’s Enigma Code. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Turing, and Keira Knightley appears as the female mathematician who aided Turing in his seemingly impossible quest. This well-written film may appeal to seniors seeking an interesting look at WWII, code breaking, and the life of an underappreciated war hero.

St. Vincent

This film stars Bill Murray as an irritable Long Island recluse forced to babysit the boy next door. Murray and his unwanted charge form an unlikely bond that becomes a nuanced take on intergenerational relationships. Murray is hilarious throughout the film, and Melissa McCarthy gives an emotionally complex performance as the boy’s overworked mother, offering seniors laughter as well as something deeper.

Movies can be a wonderful way to entertain and bond with your senior loved one, but other obligations may prevent you from sharing this time together as much as the two of you might like. An hourly caregiver in Summit from Home Care Assistance can help free up some of that precious time by helping with tasks around the house such as light housekeeping and meal preparation. Need more information? Call Summit Home Care Assistance today at 908.450.9400 and schedule a free in-home consultation.