Watch The Golden Boys
- 1 hr 37 min
The Golden Boys is a 2008 comedy-drama film that takes place in the picturesque town of Cape Cod. It revolves around the lives of three old sea dogs - Captain Perez, Captain Zeb and Captain Jerry, played by David Carradine, Rip Torn, and Bruce Dern respectively. The trio has always lived as bachelors and has no intention of changing that. The story begins when the three men, who are close friends and neighbors, decide to hire a cook for their household. Their search for a cook ends with the arrival of a young woman named Felicity, who is down on her luck and desperately in need of a job. The men are initially apprehensive about hiring a female cook, but eventually, Felicity, played by Mariel Hemingway, wins them over with her cooking skills and charm. As days pass, Felicity's presence starts to have an unexpected effect on the three sailors. They change their unkempt and scruffy ways, start wearing clean clothes and even engage in romantic pursuits. Perez, particularly, seems to be smitten with Felicity, much to the amusement of Zeb and Jerry. However, things take a dramatic turn when Perez, who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, decides to marry Felicity to secure her future. This decision leads to a series of events that test the bonds of friendship between the three men. They need to navigate through their emotions as they come to terms with Perez's imminent death, dealing with Felicity's past, and confronting their own mortality. The Golden Boys is a heartwarming tale of three senior citizens who are looking to live their remaining years on their own terms. They are fiercely independent and have a deep-seated fear of being looked after in a nursing home. However, the arrival of Felicity makes them realize the importance of companionship and how it can have a positive impact on their lives. The film is shot against the backdrop of Cape Cod, which makes for a visually stunning setting. The filmmakers have skillfully captured the essence of small-town life and its inhabitants, highlighting their quirks and eccentricities. The three veteran actors, Carradine, Torn, and Dern, deliver stand-out performances that are both funny and poignant. They are not afraid to show their vulnerability, which is a refreshing change from the typical Hollywood machismo. Mariel Hemingway's portrayal of Felicity is also notable. She brings a sense of sincerity and genuine warmth to the character, which helps the audience connect with her instantly. The Golden Boys is a film that celebrates life and friendship, and how these can bring meaning and purpose even in the twilight of one's years. It is a heartwarming and sincere ode to the 'golden years' that will resonate with audiences of all ages.