“80 for Brady” (Paramount)
By OSV News
An ensemble of talented stars (Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field) is left becalmed by the inertia of this going-through-the-motions paean to football fandom. Led by Tomlin’s character, a quartet of elderly pals who have long been devotees of the New England Patriots and the celebrated quarterback of the title enter a contest for tickets to attend 2017’s Super Bowl LI in which their team will be pitted against the Atlanta Falcons. But after what appears to be their initial success, complications arise.
Although based on real-life events, director Kyle Marvin’s evidently well-intentioned comedy rings false in every respect, including its attempts to celebrate friendship and perseverance. Still, an excess of OMGs and some vague old-lady eroticism played for laughs aside, grown viewers won’t have to tackle anything too disagreeable. Nor, potentially, would mature teens.
Restrained sexual humor, drug use, pervasive mild swearing, at least one rough term, about a half-dozen crude expressions. The OSV News classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.