Alive Inside (2014)
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Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short. This stirring documentary
Jul 18, 2014 Limited
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A documentary that never leaves any doubt about what comes next, while single-mindedly stumping for a cause presented as unique, is also not terribly interesting as a film.
Alive Inside's repetitive nature and lack of depth make it come across more like a fundraising effort than a movie ...
Dan Cohen's crusade to bring music into nursing homes could be the leading edge of a monumental change in the way we approach the care and treatment of older people, especially the 5 million or so Americans living with dementia disorders.
Compellingly conveys how music - so intimately wedded to our emotions, and experiences - can help the severely ill elderly reconnect with themselves.
Michael Rossato-Bennett captures some amazingly transformative results in the treatment of dementia through music.
Aging is inevitable but Michael Rossato-Bennett and Dan Cohen believe that there can be hope and joy in it.
obviously has a hugely worthy subject, so it is all the more infuriating that every time we're about to be transported with the power of his message, Rossato-Bennett yanks us back to earth with another haranguing lecture.
Alive Inside is a charming and emotional documentary that dares us to think outside the box concerning the care and treatment of America's growing population of seniors.
No film I've seen better underlines the transcendental power and mysticism that music has over human emotions than Alive Inside...
Unfortunately, it's ... not a particularly good movie. In fact, at certain points it can be an actively annoying one.
Incredibly moving and powerful documentary about combatting Alzheimer's with music. Without the use of a single CGI effect, you see literal miracles happening here.
An extraordinary documentary about the healing power of music as medicine for the soul.
I think it's important to recognize what this film is trying to do: raise awareness about dementia and the mistreatment of patients.
The doc is heartwarming, but it doesn't delve deeply into the backstories that inform the ailing patients' connection to the music that stirs their memories.
At times, Alive Inside's editing style, which renders subjects as before/after cases, skirts dangerously close to Dr. Oz-like Miracle Cure territory.
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