You’re never too old for ar trip with the besties. Starring screen legends Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field, “80 for Brady” follows 4 best friends who embark on a wild journey to meet a dream: to witness their hero Tom Brady play before he retires. “He’s almost 40 – that’s like 80 in people years,” Tomlin tells her friends within the trailer. “We’re 80 in people years!” Fonda quips.
The trailer sees the quartet of ladies, “uninterested in [their] standard boring lives,” making the spontaneous journey to the 2017 Super Bowl LI. But they discover a significant oversight upon arrival: they don’t have tickets.
Chaos ensues because the foursome take extreme measures to secure admission to the playoff game: one scene sees Field entering a hot wings eating contest and one other has the group posing as backup dancers hoping to infiltrate the stadium. Brady, who appears within the film, becomes less of a important attraction as the ladies are caught in mischief along the way in which, even unwittingly consuming high-dosage edibles at a celebration. “I’m Guy Fieri?” Moreno asks as she looks within the mirror.
Inspired by true events, “80 for Brady” reunites “Booksmart” writers Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins. It also re-teams Tomlin and Fonda, who co-starred in long-running Netflix sitcom “Grace and Frankie” in addition to “Moving On,” a revenge comedy that premiered on the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
Tomlin received an Oscar nod in 1976 for “Nashville.” A seven-time Oscar nominee, Fonda took home honors in 1972 for “Klute” and 1979 for “Coming Home.”
Best known for her Oscar-winning role as Anita in 1961’s “West Side Story,” Moreno played Valentina within the 2021 remake of the musical.
Field won an Oscar in 1980 for “Norma Rae” and one other in 1985 for “Places within the Heart.” She also received a nod in 2013 for “Lincoln.” She has a supporting role in “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” an HBO drama that’s been renewed for a second season.
“80 for Brady” hits theaters February 3.