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Overall Rating
3.71

Awesome: 19.05%
Worth A Look42.86%
Average: 33.33%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap: 4.76%

1 review, 15 user ratings


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Cocoon
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by Thom

"Pre-Viagra virility fantasy"
3 stars

Old men swim in pool with mysterious rocks in them and get hard-ons. Turns out, the rocks are really alien beings in hibernation and the old men are stealing the life force of an advanced, compassionate race of beings of pure light. And it doesn't even star Shirly MacLain.

Man, are Shirly MacLaine jokes even funny anymore? or do we all commune with extra-terrestrial beings of pure light now?

So, Conundrum... old people want to live forever, aliens want to live too, what to do?

Everyone learns a heartwearming lesson of the delicate dance of life and death and the short, painful human life that only leads to a period of no erections and then the grave.

As if 80 years isn't enough on this planet. I guess you'd have to ask an 80 year old. responses may vary.

Cocoon is just more E.T. sappiness for an older generation. Steve Guttenberg is in it. I saw him on a street corner once, right about the time this movie had been released. I was cutting school with some friends of mine and we asked him for spare change. He gave us a quarter.

What a square. [ ] <-- steve g., no relation to kenny.

Directed by little ronny howard, fresh out of mayberry. I wonder what that bald bitch is up to these days? Making more movies about firestorms? Oh the courage, the conviction, the cash rolling in. yeah, we know what middle aged suburban professionals want. We know what blue collar guys with high school kids identify with.

We've got everyone's number, baby.

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User Comments

3/25/18 morris campbell overrated IMHO 1 stars
3/05/14 Tommy2Tone 80-year-old people are able to bang each other again? Ugh! But a great flick overall. 5 stars
11/22/09 PAUL SHORTT UNUSUAL, FUNNY AND TOUCHING SCI-FI DRAMA 3 stars
5/25/07 V. Glover Brian Dennehy always a pleasure to watch, even back then. 4 stars
9/01/05 ES This is a touching film, age though it can limit u is not necessarily the end of life, nice 4 stars
8/05/05 Myra i want part 3 in this movie, I love it. Especially the part 2 "the return" 5 stars
5/17/05 sbpat21 touching, very funny too 4 stars
4/03/05 Jeff Anderson A wonderful, wonderful film with superb acting. It gave me lots of hope. RON HOWARD'S BEST! 5 stars
10/30/02 Charles Tatum Avoid the sequel 4 stars
8/31/02 isao saitou no comment 4 stars
7/24/02 TheChronic ehhhh, I always wondered what old people looked like half naked *shudder* 4 stars
3/11/02 M. Misetich No one seems to get it 5 stars
9/10/01 Nathan It was alright. NathanPhillips7124@Hotmail.com 4 stars
7/20/01 R.W. Welch Fun to see these old guys outperform today's superstars. 4 stars
3/24/00 Lesley loved it all three times 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  24-Oct-1985 (PG-13)
  DVD: 01-Jun-2004

UK
  N/A

Australia
  02-Dec-1985


Directed by
  Ron Howard

Written by
  Tom Benedek

Cast
  Don Ameche
  Wilford Brimley
  Hume Cronyn
  Brian Dennehy
  Steve Guttenberg
  Jack Gilford



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