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Young Again

1987 1h 40m Fantasy List
Reviews 50% Audience Score 100+ Ratings An odd fellow (Jack Gilford) grants a 40-year-old (Robert Urich) his wish: to be 17, in high school and know what he knows now. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member Unforgettable performances from Keanu Reeves & Tracy Gordon... Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member delightful with an adorable young Keanu Reeves Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member In some ways better than the remake (17 Again), in some ways worse. It was probably a clearer, better story with less inclination to go for the easy joke, but (not as a consequence, for other reasons) it isn't as funny as the later film. I don't know. The ending was disappointing and dumb, but it did have a climax and a confrontation. 17 Again does not, which is the cardinal sin of these kinds of 'disguise' movies. Maybe I give this one the edge, if only it had less terrifying 80s dancing. And if the older Michael Riley weren't such an unlikable curmudgeon acting as if age 40 were age 60. Both movies have this problem, though, of the younger-in-appearance-only version of the protagonist being inexplicably nicer and more charming than the older version. It's in the writing, too, it's not a performance issue. Both of the young actors really did seem mature and out of place. I can buy that the older versions are bitter and they cheer up when their wishes comes true, but come on. I need a reason to root for the guy. He was just a self-involved jerk in this one and only a little bit better in the remake. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An odd fellow (Jack Gilford) grants a 40-year-old (Robert Urich) his wish: to be 17, in high school and know what he knows now.
Director
Steven Hilliard Stern
Genre
Fantasy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 40m