Cocoon (1985) Ron Howard, Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Sci-fi

Cocoon (1985)
A group of aliens return to earth to retrieve cocoons containing the people they’d left behind from an earlier trip. These cocoons had been resting at the bottom of the ocean. Once retrieved, they stored these recovered cocoons in the swimming pool of a house they’d rented in a small Florida town. Their mission is hampered by a number of elderly people from a nearby retirement community who had been secretly using the pool, and who discover unusual powers from within these cocoons.

This is one of my all-time favorite movies, for a variety of reasons: A) It treats the theme of aging with such tenderness and doesn’t reduce the older characters to props, B) It evokes questions about the supernatural/the possibility of life “out there,” and C) The location (Florida) looks so pleasant and inviting. I have loved this film since I was a child in the 80s, and it is still one that I watch over and over (and I still cry at the same spots every time). I have to also say that–in my opinion at least–the characteristic feature of every great movie is a great score/theme melody. Cocoon definitely has it, yet without feeling “epic” and overpowering; the same plucked melody chimes in quietly at all the right moments in the film, lending a profound and quiet connection with each character (even the extra-terrestrial ones). There are moments in this film where, if you don’t shed a tear, there must be something wrong with you. Highly recommended film :-)

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IMDB – Won 2 Oscars

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