Robert De Niro Is Older Than Me

comedy · sy rosen - writer/producer · Ages 12+ · family friendly · United States of America

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Review by JILL DEMBY GUEST

June 08, 2017 certified reviewer
tagged as: charming · Authentic · funny · real · soulful · reflective · honest · poignant

What I liked

Sy’s regular, real-guy performance. You just want to hug him for being so comfortable and sometimes uncomfortably comfortable in his own shoes and for not trying to be something he’s not. His vulnerability is moving, funny and soulful all at the same time. A heroic triumph for anyone doing a one person show. Especially in Los Angeles. A hearty congrats!

What I didn't like

There was nothing “not to like” about it unless you don’t believe you’re getting older or feel “above it all.” Not fancy, over produced, bells and whistles feigning content.

My overall impression

It is absolutely refreshing to see a show with such heart and soul, without artifice or devices to get around a lack of content. The aging process faces everyone, especially the baby boomer generation. Sy Rosen’s honest portrayal of the process that’s “not for sissies,” hits all the notes with poignance, humor, frankness, compassion and yes, love. Love of life, husbanding, parenting, parents, and friends that will ring true to the heart of anyone who is brave enough to listen and have a little laugh at themselves.

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