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Tell your folks: Star Wars: The Last Jedi is AARP's Best Film for Grownups

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Feb 6, 2018

The Force is still strong with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it's aging well.

Apparently the OG Star Wars fans got a hold of some senior discount tickets, because the AARP's annual Movies for Grownups Awards honored the film with a surprise top prize at last night's ceremony.

Kelly Marie Tran and Mark Hamill presented director Rian Johnson with the American Association of Retired Persons' Best Movie for Grownups award.

While we might not have thought of the space opera as traditional grownup fare, it makes sense that Star Wars is a hit with the retired crowd, because some key members of the cast and quite a few of the original fans of the 1977 film are actually of retirement age.

“One of the things I like about the films is the intergenerational aspect,” Hamill said before handing Johnson the award. “Children that were fans of the original films are grown now and sharing them with their children and even their grandchildren. It’s amazing to me."

But keep in mind, it's not just a children's movie, it's also for grownups.

Other winners from last night include Guillermo del Toro, who took home the prize for Best Grownup Director for The Shape of Water, while beating out contenders like Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg. Jordan Peele's Get Out was awarded the Best Ensemble. And the people spoke, giving Wonder Woman the Readers' Choice award.

Click here for the full list of grownup winners and losers. And let us know if you think Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the Best Movie for Grownups.


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