How to Live Forever Reviews
Impressive ages and a cool documentary, but it's never a big film.
5.5 out of 10 long bearded men canoeing with a stick and a beer.
A few of the interviews he did stayed with me long after leaving the theater. For example, the high school teacher who encourages her teenage students to put rocks in their shoes and smear Vaseline on their glasses to teach them empathy for their elders and the Ms. Senior America pageant that made us laugh, cheer, and cry. The joie de vivre of Ms. Senior Arkansas, her outlook and optimistic approach to life are truly inspiring. It's not about retiring, it's about refiring!
In a humorous and informative way, director Mark Wexler helps define what choices we need to make to live a quality life. There isn't just one clear path. I am glad I had a chance to watch it so I could focus my efforts on what is really important...
A fascinating exploration into the lives of some of the oldest people on this planet. It is at times quirky yet at times manages to be philosophical. The participants featured (a 94 year old surgeon--still active!, a centenarian marathon runner who only swears to smokes and beer, and the inevitable Jack LaLanne among many others) share their secret to a long and active life, though at times contradictory. Several 'experts' in the field advocate for more radical solutions to a long-life and some claim that within a few decades we might be able to avoid death altogether.
Leaving more questions asked than answered, the documentary's insight into different theories and practices to achieve what mankind has always sought is advantageous for any person who occasionally ponders these issues.