80 FOR BRADY – Review by T.J. Callahan

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80 For Brady: At least Tom has something to look forward to this February.

Welcome to AARP Theater. When the median age of the four female stars of a movie is 84, expect a lot of old timer jokes along with flirting, fumbling and finally inspiration. That’s exactly what you get if your game plan includes 80 For Brady, the inspired by true events story of four New England Patriot fans who decide to go to Super Bowl 51 in Houston to see their beloved Tom Brady play in person.

The real life counterparts called their crew ‘Over 80 for Brady’ and, while they cheered wildly for “that gorgeous man”, they never got to meet him or go to the big game. In 80 For Brady, that is the quest…win tickets from a local sports show, fly down to the Bayou City and have the time of what’s left of their lives…because, you know, they’re not getting any younger.

Who better to get to gush over the King of the QB’s is Hollywood royalty — icons Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sally Field and Rita Moreno. At 91, Moreno has more energy than I did at 31. These legends didn’t come to sit on the sidelines, they came to score a box office hit. As Field says, “older women are really interesting.” Apparently Paramount and co-producer Tom Brady thought so too.

80 For Brady is as much about the gridiron gladiolas as it is about remembering the Patriots miraculous come from behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons in NRG Stadium. Actual footage from the game is used. There’s got to be something to excite the men when their better halves drag them to see this film.

Without these screen gems, 80 For Brady would just be another first quarter silly comedy. Not that it isn’t silly, but Fonda, Tomlin, Field and Moreno move the chains with less penalties.

Since the cost of movies and snacks are almost as expensive as Super Bowl tickets, you may want to catch this fan fest for the senior citizen discount, but really, a film full of G.O.A.T.’s can’t be all that baaaaad.

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T. J. Callahan

Texas Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster, T.J. Callahan switched gears from traffic and news reporting as a member of the Marconi Award winning Hudson and Harrigan Show on KILT in Houston to directing you to the right movie theatre as the resident film critic for Houston Radio Platinum and 101 Gold , Southern New Mexico's favorite radio station. Since 2009, T.J. has exclusively critiqued premiering films on such stations as KRMD in Shreveport, La., KILT in Houston, WCKT in Sarasota, Fla., as well as on The Chris X Blayney Show on The Liberty Eagle Radio Network and The Sam Malone Show on KNTH in Houston. Entertaining and informative, T.J. gets right to the point and lets you know whether the latest epic is worth your time. Listen to her Friday and Saturdays on houstonradioplatinum.com and on Friday afternoons on the Leslie T. Travis Show on KVLC FM in Las Cruces. T.J. is also a proud member of the Critics Choice Association and the Houston Film Critics Society. She truly believes everything in life is one degree of Blazing Saddles.