Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field are ready for some football — and other fun and games — in the new trailer for 80 for Brady. But, surprisingly, there is very little Tom Brady.
The comedy film, inspired by a true story, sees the famous actresses as the ultimate senior girl gang who also happen to be Brady superfans. On a whim – bored with their lives, despite being pretty glam octogenarians – they go on a girls trip to see the New England Patriots in the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston.
“This could be Tom’s last. He’s almost 40 – that’s like 80 in people’s years,” quips Tomlin of Brady, who appears in the film and produces it. Of course, we all know it wasn’t a Super Bowl or a game – even though he’s now throwing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
As they flock and fly to the NFL’s premier sporting event, they forget one key factor in attending the Super Bowl – tickets, which are notoriously expensive. (Think: thousands.)
So the social welfare collection team proceeds to figure out how to get into the big game – like Field entering a hot spicy BBQ wing eating contest hosted by Guy Fieri, of course. (“Bring the pain!” cried the food.) Or pretending to be Billy Porter’s backup dancers. The women have different methods to reach the goal, including Fonda on the panel that ends up in a closet with Harry Hamlin. Another funny moment is Moreno trying to avoid a security guard, who easily stops the “Golden Girls.”
There is surprisingly little Brady in the trailer for a movie, which has his name in the title, but he is there to encourage his teammates in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment. “Let us go!” the seven-time Super Bowl champion (and newly divorced) yells – her words only. (And we’ll add that they’re more G-rated than some of his recent forays into the field.) He’s been in movies before, like 2015’s Ted 2but it is expected that this is a bigger role, at least more than the 5 seconds of him walking on the field in this show.
Brady’s favorite tight end, Rob Gronkowski, with whom Fonda is close, says more than the QB. “Gronk!” “Hello,” says the now retired player. “Very much,” she says. “Thank you,” he replies during the hilarious/challenging incident in the locker room.
Although there is a football theme, the film goes deep on friendship. (“Isn’t that what friendship is?” asks Field at one point. “We’re facing the unknown together?”) But it’s also straight-up hijinks—like Moreno getting a surprise dose of some kind of hallucination-inducing that she sees a whole room of Fieris.
The film, directed by Kyle Marvin, hits theaters on February 3, 2023.