Carl Reiner hosts celebrities who give us deeply personal glimpses into their thoughts at the age of 90 and beyond. I think people should just take advantage of being alive. Carl Reiner, the 95-year-old comedian, writer, actor, and director, has a running gag about life as a nonagenarian. It was a truly unexpected gift. Reiner wants to challenge perceptions about what it means to be living in your 90s really living, rather than simply alive , and so he chats with friends who, like him, are thriving late in life. Among those who share their insights into what it takes to be vital and productive in older age are Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Kirk Douglas, Norman Lear, Betty White and Tony Bennett. You might think that being celebrities with wealth and fame, their kind of happiness would be foreign to common folks like us.
Keeling started running at the age of 67 after both her sons had been murdered. The freewheeling, genial nature of the proceedings means the movie often feels like a Hollywood reunion, which perhaps explains why Jerry Seinfeld a relative baby at 63 also pops up occasionally to ponder the potential of old age. Van Dyke, who married a woman more than 40 years his junior, is particularly effervescent, dancing around his home, recording a new album, and espousing his lifelong habit of staying active. These include Tao Porchon-Lynch, a 98-year-old yoga teacher, and Ida Keeling, a 102-year-old runner whose story is so inspiring it demands its own feature-length version. This was beautiful, entertaining, and thought provoking in a way that makes you just want to burst with happiness.
This is the most powerful, uplifting, wonderful documentary I have seen in. They make it very clear we all face the same mortality, suffer the same losses, and find our joy in life through the same simple values. The documentary features interviews with a range of happy, thriving people in their 90s and 100s, including Betty White, Norman Lear, Iris Apfel, Ida Keeling, Dick Van Dyke, Stan Lee, and Tony Bennett. What stereotypes do we typically associate with someone in their 90s and 100s? Tony Bennett, still swinging at 90, is filmed singing over the opening credits. She has asked to watch it again. But as we visit with each celebrity, the common denominator of their humanity sweeps away the star stuff. Irrepressible writer-comedian Carl Reiner, who shows no signs of slowing down at 94, tracks down celebrated nonagenarians, and a few others over 100, to show how the twilight years can truly be the happiest and most rewarding.
If I could, I would personally thank every one who was interviewed for this film for giving so much of themselves. How does this message about thriving and aging with vitality change when you consider the financial and social privileges the people featured in the documentary have, in comparison with people who have much fewer resources? Their subjects seem to view every day as an opportunity, rather than as another notch on an increasingly long calendar. Live well and abide by the simple wisdom of just being yourself, giving, loving, and having purpose in your life. Showbiz icons Brooks, Lear and Reiner reminisce about their history together as friends and collaborators. . In this heartwarming documentary, host Carl Reiner tracks down such celebrated nonagenarians and centenarians as: Mel Brooks, 90, Dick Van Dyke, 91, Kirk Douglas, 100, Norman Lear, 94, and Betty White, 95, who show that the later years can truly be the happiest and most rewarding. In a world that seems to be increasingly marked by milestones of tragedy and loss, this documentary serves as a joyous reminder of what is really important in life.
Rather than being a showcase of past glory and faded memories by icons you might remember, this film is a celebration of all that has brought these people to this age and taught them how to live well and thrive. What's the secret to living into your 90s--and loving every minute of it? It has impacted me deeply, at age 60. Those who filmed, edited, and created the vessel to convey these messages did an outstanding job. How do these stereotypes differ by gender? When you have lived to 90 and beyond, you have nothing more to prove. And my 90 year old mother in law was just as moved when she saw it. In this documentary, irrepressible writer-comedian Carl Reiner who shows no signs of slowing down at 95 tracks down several celebrated nonagenarians, and a few others over 100, to show how the twilight years can truly be the happiest and most rewarding. It touched so many warm places in my soul that I can't even begin to relate them all.
How do healthcare opportunities differ depending on how much money you have? The pianist Irving Fields, who died in 2016 at the age of 101, is shown playing regular concerts at the Park Lane Hotel. . . . . .
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