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* AuthorExistenceFailure: [[invoked]] Sets off the film's many TearJerker moments, perhaps most notably the UnDuet described under that trope.


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* DiedDuringProduction: [[invoked]] Sets off the film's many TearJerker moments, perhaps most notably the UnDuet described under that trope.



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''Young@Heart'' is a 2007 documentary about a choir of senior citizens who perform contemporary pop and rock music. It's definitely BetterThanItSounds.

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''Young@Heart'' is a 2007 documentary about a choir of senior citizens who perform contemporary pop and rock music. It's definitely BetterThanItSounds.
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''Young@Heart'' is a 2007 documentary about a choir of senior citizens who perform contemporary pop and rock music. It's definitely BetterThanItSounds.

The titular Young@Heart chorus from New England is a gathering of 22 elderly people with an average age of 80. In preparation for a community concert, the group spends two months learning new material from the likes of Music/JamesBrown, Music/SonicYouth and Music/{{Coldplay}}. At first, the task is daunting for them and a nuisance for their director. But when two of their members die in a short period of time, they become more determined to succeed, and their concert makes an impact on their community.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: [[invoked]] Sets off the film's many TearJerker moments, perhaps most notably the UnDuet described under that trope.
* CoolOldGuy: The choir themselves are both this and CoolOldLady because they perform contemporary pop and rock music and have good senses of humor.
* HowWeGotHere: The film starts with an old woman covering Music/TheClash's ''Should I Stay Or Should I Go'' during the concert, and then goes on to detail the moments leading up to the concert with several other performances during it in-between.
* OscarBait: Big time. For various reasons it couldn't win the Oscar or Emmy, but it ''did'' win its main target (the Palm D'or) and a slew of other prizes at film festivals, only occasionally losing to ''Film/ManOnWire''.
* TrueCompanions: The choir sticks together even when they lose a few of their own.
* UnDuet: Two guys are planned to duet on the song [[Music/{{Coldplay}} "Fix You"]], but one of them dies, so it has to be done as a solo with the remaining member.
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