An intimate look into the life of Glen Campbell, as he goes on his farewell tour with his family after announcing that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
This documentary shows the ups and doesn't shy away from showing the downs, moments of anger, frustration, and confusion that Mr. Campbell faces. I loved how he came alive on the stage, when he was on the stage he was almost his usual self again, playing magnificent guitar solos, and singing his classic songs. But this documentary showed the bad times too, as the disease progressed. But at times the disease brought out a spontaneity in him, and even when he couldn't remember things his wit was quick, and often he would find a way to joke about it.
Mr. Campbell's wife, Kim, she really shined, you could see her love for him in everything she did for him, and how it was hurting her to see him like this. She showed true sacrificial love for him, and I heard recently that she was forced to place him in a care facility, which must have been terrible for her.
I loved how unique the tour was, with 3 of his children as part of the band, I'm sure they made some great memories along the way.
As for content to be aware of, I only remember 2 instances of bad language, and within context it was understandable because of how the disease made him feel.
One of the best things about this, was that it didn't ignore the strong faith of Mr. Campbell and his family. He and his wife talked freely about their faith, and their trust in God for His plan in the midst of the hardships they faced and have yet to face.
Overall, this was such a moving documentary, and showed how truly painful Alzheimer's can be on the person who has it and the people all around them. It really was hard to watch, because my grandma has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and I know that it will get so much worse for her in the future. But I highly recommend this documentary for anyone, I dare you not to be touched by this poignant and realistic film.
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From the Producers of Walk the Line... In 2011, when Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he joined forces with his family to fight the biggest battle of his life. Glen and his wife, Kim, made history by going public with the diagnosis – the first time a major American celebrity would share this experience with the world. The Campbell family then embarked on a short “Goodbye Tour,” but the three-week engagement turned into an emotional and triumphant 151-show nationwide tour de force.
This epic human drama about the undying bond between Glen and Kim, and their unwavering caring for each other, chronicles a story of love, resilience and the power of song.
GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME is the true tale of how America’s greatest country star would not give up his music or his family, against all odds.
The film features those who know and love Glen, including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Taylor Swift among many others. Rare vintage footage and extraordinary new performances of Glen’s most beloved hits immerse this moving cinematic account in the overwhelming talent of this humble family man. With joy and a tireless sense of humor, Glen and his family live each moment in the present while preparing for the future, all while playing their music to sold out venues on a star spangled voyage spanning the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl.
Giveaway Time!!! So up for grabs is the five track EP soundtrack featuring Glen Campbell, along with his daughter Ashley, and The Band Perry.
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