(out of 5)

Lovely science-fiction story that also works as a charming family film, providing great roles for some of Hollywood’s veteran actors, including ,  and .  A group of seniors have no idea why the dips they take in the pool next to their old-age home give them such renewed energy and vigour. Little do they know that aliens own the pool and are keeping their cocoons in there until they can transport them back to their home planet, with the energy coming off the cocoons putting the pep back into the swimmers’ systems. Eventually, the seniors decide to be of help to the visitors, and in return are rewarded quite handsomely for it. Great character relationships punch up a cute story, with great performances by the aforementioned actors as well as , and .

USA, 1985

Directed by

Story by , Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , ,, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,, , , , , , , , , , ,

Academy Awards
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Don Ameche as “Art Selwyn”)
Best Visual Effects (Ken Ralston, Ralph McQuarrie, Scott Farrar, David Berry)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Original Screenplay

Directors Guild Award Nomination
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (Ron Howard)



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