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MIDLIFE CRISIS BAND

What to know: Fun comedy with kids portraying adults.
MIDLIFE CRISIS BAND is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
14 minutes
VIDEO
THOMAS FARM FILMS
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I love the comedy in Midlife Crisis Band. It's really fun seeing young kids portraying adults. This film is definitely funny and I love its message.

The story follows a group of tired and dissatisfied adults who decide to revive their high school rock band to compete in the local Battle of the Bands. What will their children and community think of this revival? You have to watch to find out!

What a fun short film. First of all, I love the premise of the story - that you're never too old to enjoy life. The writer and director, Asali Echols, really comes through with a winning combination of script and actors. The camerawork is very well done, very clear, well lit and steady. The costumes fit the story and I particularly like the costumes for the various band members and the makeup for the adult characters is terrific. The sets and locations work well. I really like the opening set at the lunch counter. The lyrics of the original score by Travis Cruse are terrific. All the band members look like they're enjoying the music and their roles, even though their music ability isn't all that great. The smoke during The Broken Scissors performance was unexpected and fun. I enjoyed the humor portrayed by Darryl (Joaquin Cervantes-Brewer) throughout the film. My favorite character and actor is the daughter of Bill Bailey. She is un-credited, but her transformation and her dedication to her father during The Battle of the Bands is great. Her character's expressions seem very real. My favorite scene is definitely The Battle of the Bands.

The message of this film is that you're never too old to enjoy life and pursue your dreams. As the character Bill Bailey states, "There is not a limit on fun in the world."

I give Midlife Crisis Band 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults.

It may remind parents to enjoy this time with their children as they watch the movie. By Selene W. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

I love the comedy in Midlife Crisis Band. It's really fun seeing young kids portraying adults. This film is definitely funny and I love its message.

The story follows a group of tired and dissatisfied adults who decide to revive their high school rock band to compete in the local Battle of the Bands. What will their children and community think of this revival? You have to watch to find out!

What a fun short film. First of all, I love the premise of the story - that you're never too old to enjoy life. The writer and director, Asali Echols, really comes through with a winning combination of script and actors. The camerawork is very well done, very clear, well lit and steady. The costumes fit the story and I particularly like the costumes for the various band members and the makeup for the adult characters is terrific. The sets and locations work well. I really like the opening set at the lunch counter. The lyrics of the original score by Travis Cruse are terrific. All the band members look like they're enjoying the music and their roles, even though their music ability isn't all that great. The smoke during The Broken Scissors performance was unexpected and fun. I enjoyed the humor portrayed by Darryl (Joaquin Cervantes-Brewer) throughout the film. My favorite character and actor is the daughter of Bill Bailey. She is un-credited, but her transformation and her dedication to her father during The Battle of the Bands is great. Her character's expressions seem very real. My favorite scene is definitely The Battle of the Bands.

The message of this film is that you're never too old to enjoy life and pursue your dreams. As the character Bill Bailey states, "There is not a limit on fun in the world."

I give Midlife Crisis Band 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults.

It may remind parents to enjoy this time with their children as they watch the movie. By Selene W. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

If you aren't dead yet, keep rockin'! A group of burnt out middle aged friends decide to revive their high school rock band for an upcoming competition. After years of suburban living, do they still have what it takes?
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