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These We Want to See: Summer Movies for Us

Summer Movies 2018: Finally Some Films for Women Over 50 | NextTribe

How sick are you of action movies or rom-coms where some 60-something guy is dating a 25-year-old? Us too.

That’s why we are psyched for the summer movies of 2018, when women our age are turning up on the silver screen in greater numbers than…well, than we can remember.

  • The Book Club,” opening May 18th, stars Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton (above with Andy Garcia), Mary Steenburgern, and Candice Bergen (who says the movie offers have largely dried up now that she’s over 70). The quartet of women decide to spice up their lives and live boldly after reading “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
  • Oceans 8” (June 8), the all-female reboot of the “Oceans 11” series, stars Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham-Carter, Cate Blanchett, and Sarah Paulson in a caper about pulling off a heist at the famed Met Gala.
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” which is out on July 20th, is a sequel to the mammoth hit of a decade ago, and stars Meryl Streep, Cher and some guy candy in the form of Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth.

While recent summer movies that star women 40-plus (think “Florence Foster Jenkins” and “Ricky and the Flash”) have not broken the $30 million box-office mark, we do have some summer movie cred. The first “Mamma Mia” movie grossed over $600 million worldwide in 2008, and “The Help” raked in almost $170 million in 2011.  Let’s do our part to make sure this summer movies 2018 convince Hollywood to keep making watchable films for us over the summer.

And if you’re looking for something to watch at home, try HBO’s “The Tale,” starring Laura Dern and Ellen Burstyn, as daughter and mother trying to understand the #metoo moment Dern’s character experienced at age 13. It premieres on May 26th.

Janet Siroto



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None of them

Saw Book Club..hillarous!

My smarty-pants book club (everyone but me, I think, has an MFA) wants to see Book Club together.

Mama Mia Two! The first one has you doing nothing but smiling and laughing and enjoying…!

The condescending cliches are depressing.

Lovedbook club….. have not laughed that long in a long time

Book Club is a must see

Yes all of them!

Yes they look great and glad to see they are making movies with older women but Black Panther and Avengers are great too.. I may be in my sixties but I grew up on comics and those stories never get old for me. Plus those movies employ so many people in the industry. Black Panther great role models for young girls and boys. Let’s celebrate ALL generations.

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I definitely want to see Mama Mia II. My friend Pierce Brosnan is in it and he loved doing the first one, which was a smile a minute, sing out loud movie. I adored it and cant wait to see it again. The others, too

Strong recommendation, Never saw MM1. Oceans 8 looks fun.


Book club and maybe Momma Mia

Andy Garcia. Oh, I mean Book Club.

All of them!!

Just saw Book Club. Great fun

Saw Book Club today! Want to see all the others!

All of them for sure!!!And with my 89 year old mother and 15 year old daughter.

All of them

Just saw Book Club yesterday with my bestie Hope to see the other two also!

Over 50? You mean over 60!

Love it! Can’t wait to see all of them!


Just saw Book Club with my besties

Fabulous fun movie

Saw Book Club tonight and love it! Laughed and enjoyed!

Going to see Book Club tomorrow!

All of them!

I saw Book Club last night. Loved it!! Great cast. Fun story line. Lots of laughs!

The Rider

Just saw “Book Club” wow what a great movie!!

I’m excited for oceans 8. Love a good caper movie

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