Senior Moment

 (2,421)5.61 h 32 min202116+
After drag racing his vintage convertible around Palm Springs, a retired NASA test pilot (William Shatner) loses his license. Forced to take public transportation, he meets Caroline (Jean Smart) and learns to navigate love and life again.
Directors
Giorgio Serafini
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William ShatnerChristopher LloydJean Smart
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Comedy
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English [CC]
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English
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3.9 out of 5 stars

2421 global ratings

  1. 49% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 16% of reviews have 3 stars
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Bob MReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A pleasant escape to a land of innocence with a simple love story
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If you are expecting a complicated plot with lots of drama, tension, and cynicism then this movie is not for you. If you want an escape to a simple wholesome innocent time and place with a gentle heartfelt comedic love story then I would wholeheartedly recommend this one.

Plus as a huge Shatner fan it is so endearing to see him staring in a movie like this playing the lonely everyman or at least everyman at that age. He was in his late 80's at the time of the filming and looks and acts amazing. While I appreciate all his work over the years it makes me sad he did not star in more films. Has a lot more range and talent in my opinion then he is given credit for.

As of this writing there is a huge disparity in opinions. Rotten Tomatoes has the critics score of 18% fresh and audience a whopping 95% The reviews from the haters are the kind of negativity and cynicism I look to escape to in a movie like this and loved every minute of it!

Thank you to Shatner and all the makers of this great movie. Really helped to cheer me up and was an especially nice escape during such hard times!
36 people found this helpful
brwnprknsReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny love story
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Cute, funny love story. Great acting. Had my wife and I laughing and cringing as we realized that loss of liscence, public buses and scooters are closer in our future than we'd like.
19 people found this helpful
DashOneCharlieReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable!
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I loved this...it's an old fashioned love story about a man and his car...and it addresses some of the pitfalls of being 'a certain age' with humor and heart. Shatner is....Shatner and the rest of the cast is great too.
14 people found this helpful
Amy RosinaReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Predictable but funny and comforting
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I love Shatner and it was great to see him in this cute feel-good movie. I showed it to my senior mom and a couple of times she asked "What's the point of this movie again?" I shrugged. It's a story. A flawed story about flawed but lovable characters finding balance in their golden years. Shatner and Christopher Lloyd are enjoyable on screen and Jean Smart brings warmth and humor.
11 people found this helpful
movie fanReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Sweet romantic movie for an older demographic
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Lovely to see a romantic storyline for 70-somethings! Lots of sweet moments for the leads and a really strong supporting cast. I thought it really rang true as well. There are a lot of older people out there who are trying to hang on to another time in their lives but don't realize that there are beautiful moments to whatever stage of life you are living. It was also great to see that Shatner's character genuinely makes friends with and respects a much younger guy who has a very different background. I really enjoyed that relationship too.
9 people found this helpful
JoyceReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie!
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Great movie! William Shatner was pretty funny!!
9 people found this helpful
A readerReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
A Show By Some Bros for some Boomers... I guess?
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How. How did this happen. How was there money and time for this to happen (but not enough money, evidently, to get Jean Smart a decent wig? Did the BMW product placement not cover it?) How did this script make it onto screen without massive rewrites (burning?) How do you take a truly great actress like Jean Smart-- busting arteries to make this at least authentic-adjacent in her scenes-- or a Broadway legend like Valarie Pettiford-- the second most believable thing in this film, onscreen for 30 secs tops-- and surround them with so much literal nonsense that the 90mins is more of heartbreaking reflection on lack of viable vehicles for extraordinary talent than anything remotely worthwhile as storytelling? What in the world was the side story with the trainer guy? What is happening? Cuckoo clocks with banal backstories? Girls in bikinis standing as basically "bods"? Darts at women's faces? Cars not-ironically standing in for male sexuality? Wait, was this script actually a Mad Lib from 1980? Is Bo Derek there, can I speak to her? And speaking of feminism and not-feminism, can we please also just note that Shatner is 20 years older than Jean Smart-- could be her father-- but Smart is the "older woman"? Did I really just watch a full length vehicle for Shatner as a romantic leading man at 90? Nothing wrong with being 90 and sexy; I just look forward to seeing romantic movies built around Jean Smart when she's 90; that will happen. Ah, bros. Please take your balls and go all the way home.
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spookarooReviewed in the United States on June 11, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Mildly entertaining
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Ok, it was mildly entertaining. William Shatner is well, being himself. I enjoy movies where seniors get into all sorts of trouble but this movie, well, just wasn't the right kind of trouble. I didn't expect much of a plot and wasn't disappointed. But it just didn't have the humor I was hoping for. Ok, so I'll just say it: the movie was kind of boring. I rented it for 2.99 plus tax so not much lost. I really enjoyed the few times the handsome Diego character wandered into the scenery.... Overall a decent way to spend a few hours. I do have on pet peeve though. I'm disgusted with Hollywood giving an actor who's not just old, but fat and out of shape, an attractive woman for his love interest. It really plays into the myth many men have that women are more forgiving of a man's, um., shortcomings.... particularly appearance, weight, attitude.... while he expects her to be in shape, attractive, and think he walks on water. Ok ok! It's a movie! How about giving him the mirror image of himself in female form? Hm? there ya go!!!!
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