How ‘Book Club’ Challenges Aging Tropes With Its Iconic Cast

It’s fantastic to see more possibilities for actors who came up at the tail end of Hollywood’s Golden Age in a youth-obsessed industry. Book Club 2: The Next Chapter follows Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen as they fly to Italy for the fun girls trip their characters never had. It’s worth noting that the characters in the Book Club movies do not fit the foolish grandma archetype that is sometimes assigned to older actors. Instead, these roles allow these actors to talk about the changes that have occurred not only in their careers but also in their bodies.

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