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How to Live Forever (2011)

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Director Mark Wexler embarks on a worldwide trek to investigate just what it means to grow old and what it could mean to really live forever. But whose advice should he take? Does 94-year-old exercise guru Jack LaLanne have all the answers, or does Buster, a 103-year-old chain-smoking, beer-drinking marathoner? What about futurist Ray Kurzweil, a laughter yoga expert, or an elder porn star? Wexler explores the viewpoints of delightfully unusual characters alongside those of health, fitness and life extension experts in this engaging new documentary, which challenges our notions of youth and aging with comic poignancy. Begun as a study in life-extension, How To Live Forever evolves into a thoughtprovoking examination of what truly gives life meaning. --(c) Variance

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Cast

Gertrude Baines
as Participant
Dolores Bates
as Participant
Ray Bradbury
as Participant
Aubrey de Grey
as Participant
Brian M. Delaney
as Participant
Phyllis Diller
as Participant
Mordecai Finley
as Participant
Sebastien Gendry
as Participant
Jonathan Gold
as Participant
Rathyna Gomer
as Participant
Brian Harris
as Participant
Pico Iyer
as Participant
Marge Jetton
as Participant
Tanya Jones
as Participant
Madan Kataria
as Participant
Ronald Klatz
as Participant
Tricia Kurunathan
as Participant
Ray Kurzweil
as Participant
Jack La Lanne
as Participant
Elaine LaLanne
as Participant
Thomas Lynch
as Participant
Buster Martin
as Participant
Shinei Miyagi
as Participant
Kelly Morton
as Participant
Al Mott
as Participant
Samm Mullins
as Participant
Scott Mullins
as Participant
Edna
as Participant
Zenei Nakamura
as Participant
Sherwin Nuland
as Participant
Ushi Okushima
as Participant
Kikue Okushima
as Participant
Don Parker
as Participant
John Robbins
as Participant
Randall Roberts
as Participant
Linda Salvin
as Participant
Lisa Schoonerman
as Participant
Diana Schwarzbein
as Participant
Willard Scott
as Participant
Takanori Shibata
as Participant
Suzanne Somers
as Participant
Shigeo Tokuda
as Participant
Ellsworth Wareham
as Participant
Eleanor Wasson
as Participant
Craig Willcox
as Participant
Robert Young
as Participant
Tyrus Wong
as Participant
Heather Yegge
as Participant
Akimitsu Yokoyama
as Participant
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A cheerfully rambling documentary that's much more thought-provoking than the sum of its parts.

August 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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A hodgepodge of talking-head vignettes including authorities on aging and daft, wrinkly nursing-home residents whose dotage doesn't seem enviable.

July 31, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A moderately ingratiating, none too probing and largely predictable essay on the way people fear and embrace their senior years.

July 29, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
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Wexler gets tired of his own movie near the end of it. The viewer will get tired in 15 minutes.

July 7, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Wexler, whose father is the brilliant cinematographer Haskell Wexler - still filming movies at 89 - wisely focuses on the personalities as well as the anomalies.

June 23, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Arizona Republic
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If someone could give you a pill that allowed you to live for 500 years, would you take it?

June 16, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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