Sports comedy has long been a fun genre for movies and it's back with a new spin in the 2023 movie 80 for Brady. Featuring an incredible cast of legendary actresses, the movie is an adaptation of a true story about a group of octogenarians who are some of the biggest Tom Brady fans around.
Not only does 80 for Brady classify as a sports comedy, but it also looks to catch the senior audiences that have made movies like Book Club and the Netflix show Grace and Frankie sizable hits. But even if the target audience may lean older, 80 for Brady looks to feature a few things that could make it a hit for all ages.
Here is what we know about 80 for Brady.
80 for Brady release date
The timing could not be better for this movie that sees four Tom Brady superfans head to the Super Bowl to see their favorite player, as it opens exclusively in movie theaters on February 3 in the US and Canada, a week before Super Bowl LVII. If or when the movie is getting a release outside of the North America is TBD.
In another bit of fitting timing, just two days before the movie's release on February 1, Tom Brady officially announced his retirement from the NFL (for the second time).
80 for Brady plot
Here is the official synopsis for 80 for Brady:
"Inspired by the true story of four best friends living life to the fullest when they take a wild trip to the 2017 Super Bowl LI to see their hero Tom Brady play."
The script was written by Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern, who co-wrote Booksmart and Good Girls.
How long is 80 for Brady?
80 for Brady comes in at a breezy one hour and 38 minutes.
What is 80 for Brady rated?
80 for Brady is rated PG-13 in the US for "brief strong language, some drug content and some suggestive references."
80 for Brady reviews
In What to Watch's 80 for Brady review, we praise the quartet of leading ladies — Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin — for carrying this light and funny movie, even if the rest of it struggles to keep up with them.
Other critics seem to agree, as the movie has a "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes (opens in new tab) ahead of its release (as of February 1, it scores a 67%).
80 for Brady trailer
The leading ladies of 80 for Brady — Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin — all look like they are having a blast together in the trailer, which features them enjoying all kinds of Super Bowl festivities and celebrity cameos. Give it a watch below:
You can also check out this clip from 80 for Brady right now:
And because it would be a missed opportunity if they didn't, check out a parody of The Brady Bunch theme for the movie:
80 for Brady cast
The quartet of Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin is an incredible one, as all four are Oscar nominees, with Field, Fonda and Moreno being Oscar winners. The iconic roles in their careers include Forrest Gump and Steel Magnolias (Field), Klute and The Newsroom (Fonda), West Side Story and One Day at a Time (Moreno) and Nashville and Grace and Frankie (Tomlin; starring with Fonda in the latter).
The rest of the cast in 80 for Brady includes Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine), Alex Moffat (Saturday Night Live), Harry Hamlin (LA Law), Bob Balaban (The French Dispatch), Glynn Turman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), Sara Gilbert (The Conners), Jimmy O. Yang (Space Force), Ron Funches (Trolls), Matt Lauria (CSI: Vegas) and a slew of celebrity cameos, including Guy Fieri, Billy Porter, Rob Gronkowski and of course, Tom Brady.
The four leads of 80 for Brady — Fonda, Field, Moreno and Tomlin — appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the movie. Watch the interview here:
80 for Brady original song, "Gonna Be You"
80 for Brady not only features four legendary actresses starring in the movie, but a similarly impressive group of musicians behind an original song for the movie. Dolly Parton (who has history co-starring with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in 9 to 5), Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Debbie Harry sing the song, "Gonna Be You," which was written by another music icon, Diane Warren.
"I'm so excited to be a part of 80 for Brady and the Diane Warren title song for it," said Dolly Parton. "Working with Jane, Lily, and Sally Field again, my older pals that are in the movie, and then working with all the wonderful artists on the song and video, like Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Debbie Harry was a joy. This is very exciting to me. I love feeling like I'm still part of something great and being with those gals that we know are great was a thrill."
Watch the music video for "Gonna Be You" directly below:
80 for Brady director
Making his feature directing debut with 80 for Brady is Kyle Marvin. His lone previous directing credit, per IMDb (opens in new tab), was the TV series All Wrong.
However, Marvin has had success on the big screen, serving as a writer, actor and producer on the critically-acclaimed indie comedy The Climb. Most mainstream audiences, though, probably know him from his role on WeCrashed, where he played Miguel McKelvey.
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).
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