AARP: Jack Ryan movie is good for older audiences

The Tom Clancy film received the first Movies For Grownups Seal.
Posted By Gabrielle Levy   |   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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