Advanced Style

2014 NR 1h 12m DVD

Advanced Style

2014 NR 1h 12m DVD
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This well-put-together documentary profiles seven New York City women in their 60s through their 90s, whose snappy style decidedly disproves the notion that advanced years and glamour are mutually exclusive.
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Advanced Style is a fun, spirited documentary about women of "a certain age" (62-95) living in New York City. Photographer Ari Seth Cohen has turned his personal affinity for the artistry and wisdom of his own grandmother into a tribute to mature women who think that living well is the best revenge. The seven individuals upon whom he focuses his camera, his Advanced Style blog, a book, and now this cinematic tribute show a wonderful assortment of fashion icons, entrepreneurs, artists, and show-stoppers who turn every day into an adventure of color, texture, bling, and, above all, personality. Their mantra is "never too old"; their attitude is "nothing is too much." Other than one use of "bitches," one "s--t," and a brief reference to a customer's breasts, there's nothing racy here. There's a moment of sadness when it's revealed that one of the participants passed away before the film was finished. Although sass and flash make the whole endeavor appealing, there are important messages about aging gracefully, body image, standing out from the crowd, and self-esteem that make it worthwhile, especially for tweens and teens who can't help but be inspired by these singular women.

Sexual Content

A store owner comments on a customer's breasts.


Not applicable


"Bitches," "s--tless."

Social Behavior

Filled with messages about aging with spirit and grace, asserting your own sense of style and personality, living life to the fullest, and the subjective nature of beauty. Encourages fearlessness and pride in one's artistic sense without reservation.


Lanvin, Kmart, the Discovery Channel, the Ricki Lake Show.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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