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AARP: Jack Ryan movie is good for older audiences

The Tom Clancy film received the first Movies For Grownups Seal.
Posted By Gabrielle Levy Follow @gabbilevy Contact the Author   |   Jan. 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM
Action star Chris Pine isn't the most obvious choice for poster-boy of the AARP.

But his new film, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has made him the face of the organization's Movies For Grownups initiative, which named the Tom Clancy adaptation as the first recipient of the AARP Movies For Grownups Seal last week.

The initiative's goal is to identify movies that have appeal to audiences members over the age of 50 -- those who are eligible for membership to the AARP. Movies For Grownups was launched in 2002 in AARP Magazine, and was recently expanded to include awarding a seal of approval to films that make the grade.

"We are delighted to announce the debut of the Movies for Grownups Movie Seal and are thrilled to award this distinction to Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” said Myrna Blyth, SVP and Editorial Director of AARP Media. “Returning the beloved Tom Clancy character of Jack Ryan to the big screen, the film features performances by 50+ talents including director and co-star Sir Kenneth Branagh and co-star Kevin Costner. We believe the film will hold strong appeal for the 50+ demographic, which is responsible for one in four of all opening weekend ticket sales.”

The group also selected films from 2013 as the Top 10 Movies for Grownups of the year and handed out the 13th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards this month:

1. 12 Years A Slave
2. All Is Lost
3. Captain Phillips
4. Dallas Buyers Club
5. Enough Said
6. Gravity
7. Lee Daniels' The Butler
8. Nebraska
9. Philomena
10. Saving Mr. Banks

Best Movie for Grownups: 12 Years A Slave
Best Actor: Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Best Actress: Judi Dench, Philomena
Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper, August: Osage County
Best Supporting Actress: Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels' The Butler
Best Comedy: The Way Way Back
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Best Screenwriter: Richard Linklater, with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, Before Midnight
Best Intergenerational Film: Nebraska
Best Grownup Love Story: Enough Said
Best Documentary: 20 Feet From Stardom
Best Foreign Film: Renoir
Breakthrough Accomplishment: Mary Steenburgen, Last Vegas
Best Buddy Picture: Last Vegas
Best Time Capsule: American Hustle
Best Movie For Grownups Who Refuse to Grow Up: Saving Mr. Banks

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