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If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (2017)

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If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast asks the question, "What's the secret to living into your 90s - and loving every minute of it?" In this feature 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. 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 and Betty White. Adding spice to this inspiring documentary are admirers from the younger set, including comedian Jerry Seinfeld (who's already reserved the stage at Caesar's Palace for his 100th birthday show), longevity expert Dan Buettner, and Van Dyke's much-younger wife Arlene, who's got all she can handle keeping up with her exuberant husband on the dance floor. Directed by Danny Gold, If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast is an entertaining look at how we all can overcome our society's fear of aging, and how anyone, with a good dose of humor, can live well into their 90s.

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

The result, directed by Danny Gold, is a documentary that's loose, unfocused, and utterly charming -- much like its subjects.

June 7, 2017 | Full Review…

It provides delightful evidence that there is plenty of life yet in the population born before the Great Depression. Now the broader culture needs to consider how to change its preconceptions if 90 is the new 65.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…

A warm, wonderfully wry look at people who have stayed active and vital into their 90s.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…
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If only every inspirational documentary could be as delightfully diverting as "If You're Not In the Obit, Eat Breakfast" ...

May 18, 2017 | Full Review…

This HBO documentary, conceived and narrated by Carl Reiner and featuring him, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear and Dick Van Dyke -- all of them well into their 90s -- celebrates humor and long life.

June 29, 2017 | Full Review…

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