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

TV-14 | | Documentary | 19 May 2017 (USA)
Carl Reiner tracks down several nonagenarians to show how the twilight years can be rewarding.


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Credited cast:
Carl Reiner ... Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iris Apfel ... Herself
Tony Bennett ... Himself
Alan Bergman Alan Bergman ... Himself
Mel Brooks ... Himself
Dan Buettner Dan Buettner ... Himself
Bill Cantos Bill Cantos ... Himself
Kirk Douglas ... Himself
Nathan East ... Himself
Jimmy Fallon ... Himself (archive footage)
Irving Fields Irving Fields ... Himself
Fyvush Finkel ... Himself
Dave Grusin ... Himself
Stan Harper Stan Harper ... Himself
Ida Keeling Ida Keeling ... Herself


Carl Reiner presents the stories of people in the over ninety age category who display exceptional success in combating common aspects of aging. Growing old is what you make of it. The stars of this show sing dance joke and philosophize about how to stay young at heart. Written by ginie-822-174444

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19 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Beverly Hills, California, USA See more »

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Dick Van Dyke: I have people who say to me, "You look good." Nobody, when I was 30 said, "You look good." What they mean is, "You don't look dead."
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Charming Film, With Tunnel Vision
7 June 2017 | by DrGerbilSee all my reviews

This is a heartwarming film about people in their nineties, mostly celebrities, who discuss what keeps them going in life.

I enjoyed seeing all of the participants, especially Dick Van Dyke and Betty White, who I remember from the 1950s, both of whom are still lively past the age of 90.

What I did not like about the film is the implication that we can all be as fortunate as the individuals depicted. Medical problems are not discussed, nor is the fact that most people simply die before they reach eighty years of age. I did not like the fact that the film suggests that we can all stay alive and healthy with a "can-do" spirit. This idea is so simplistic and inaccurate, it's almost offensive.

However, I do recommend the film, due to the fact that the participants are all interesting and inspirational.

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