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Why ’80 for Brady’ is the ultimate nostalgia movie

may be tom brady officially retiring (again), but his co-stars in the new movie “80 for Brady,” Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sally Field and Rita Moreno are still in play.

In the comedy based on a true story, Fonda, Tomlin, Field and Moreno play Brady-obsessed football fans who travel to Super Bowl LI in 2017, when the quarterback was still with the New England Patriots, to watch him play. Person in hope

Field said in an interview for the film, “I'm a sports fan, and I think people, the audience, the world underestimate the huge sports audience of older women.”

Brady also serves as a producer on the film, and the cast can't help but be in awe of Titanic. All-round appeal of the quarterback, In an interview, Field gushed, “It's just fantastic to be around him. He's a really cool guy, and let's face it, he's one of the most dazzling athletes who've ever lived. Another quarterback.” It will be a long time before he comes along to top his achievements.”

Tom Brady leaves '80 for Brady'

From left, Rita Moreno, Tom Brady, Sally Field, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda attend the Los Angeles premiere screening of Paramount Pictures' “80 for Brady.”
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The 45-year-old shared equal praise for her co-stars, saying in an interview, “It's really a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to be in their presence, to watch them act. They really goat What does he do?

The “GOAT” stands for “Greatest of All Time,” of course, having been dubbed an NFL legend on multiple occasions. And it's no surprise, given his seven Super Bowl rings. But Brady's trophy case barely takes away the combined winning power of the movie's star cast.

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Between the four of them, Fonda, Tomlin, Field and Moreno shared 12 Emmys, five Oscars, three Tonys and two Grammys. Moreno can claim at least one of all four trophies that make up an EGOT, and that is the first Latina woman to do so,

Rita Moreno wins her Academy Award in 1962.

Rita Moreno wins her Academy Award in 1962.
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Despite their incredible careers, “80 for Brady” marks the first time all four iconic actresses are on screen together. for fondaIn what she described as a “lucky” opportunity, it was also a chance to work with women she calls friends.

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Fonda and Tomlin recently starred together in Netflix's “Grace & Frankie,” a comedy about two women who form an unlikely friendship later in life. But the pair have known each other for more than 40 years, dating back to when they first teamed up for the Classic workplace comedy “9 to 5.”

Of her fellow iconic classmates, Tomlin said, “Jane and I, people have just commented so many times on the chemistry we had on ‘Grace and Frankie,' and I think it's on ‘9 to 5.' Troubles all the way up.”

Lily Tomlin, left, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton are shown on set "9 to 5."

Lily Tomlin, left, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton in “9 to 5.” Shown on set.
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She continued, “I have so much admiration for her. And I love the other two women, too. I mean, they've had incredible careers, and they're so accessible, sweet, so kind, so nonchalant.” . So, those are all the ingredients of a good time on set.”

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Also starred in “9 to 5” dolly partonwho wrote and performed the film's iconic song of the same name, and she serves as an unlikely focal point for all four stars to cross paths.

For example, Moreno was not in the movie “9 to 5”, but she was in the ABC sitcom based on the film, where she met Parton, who re-recorded the song for the series.

She and Parton starred together in another classic female lead film, 1989's How Fields Connects to the Web “Steel Magnolias.”

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cast of "steel magnolias" Included, from left, are Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton and Daryl Hannah.

The cast of “Steel Magnolias” includes, from left, Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton and Daryl Hannah.
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When it comes to “80 for Brady,” Parton doesn't appear in the film, but she performs on the film's original song with another super-group of singers made up of Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, and Debbie Harry. Does , “Gonna Be You.”

The song was written by 14-time Oscar-nominee Diane Warren, who wanted to assemble a dream team of singers.

“Since 80 was in the title I had a crazy idea, why not have some of the most iconic singers from the 80s, who are still amazing and always will be, all sing it?!!!!” Warren said in a press release for the film.

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But “80 For Brady” isn't just about bringing together iconic stars from Hollywood, sports and . As Moreno explained in an interview, “[It's] A film about friendship.”

In fact, the story is actually inspired by a real-life group of older women who are bound by a shared love for Tom Brady.

According to “CBS Sunday Morning”, Elaine St. Martin, Betty Pensavelle and three other friends, Anita, Pat and Claire, observed Brady performing a routine Sunday activity. Although Brady moved to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is now retired, the women continue to check out each other.

“Good friends stick together and stick together and do it for each other,” Pensavelle told the outlet.

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That bond translates on screen with the film's stars, who are also excited to expose the older ladies. As Moreno said, “I think what it does that is most unusual is that it gives the audience an idea of ​​being an older person, an older woman. You don't usually see that.”

Rita Moreno, left, Jane Fonda, Sally Field and Lily Tomlin showcase their friendship "80 for Brady."

Rita Moreno, left, Jane Fonda, Sally Field and Lily Tomlin showcase their friendship in “80 for Brady.”
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In an interview with AARP The Magazine, Fonda continued the idea that aging doesn't have to stop the enjoyment of life.

“I think as you get older, you get better at almost everything,” she said. “I love my job more than ever, and it feels more balanced now. I take things in stride more than I once did. Things are a little simpler.”

“80 for Brady” is in theaters February 3.

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