Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Glen Campbell

I’ve tried and I have failed Lord
I’ve won and I have lost
I’ve lived and I have loved Lord
Sometimes at such a cost
One thing I know
The world’s been good for me
A better place awaits
You’ll see
-Glen Campbell, “A Better Place”

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.

My Review
This was a hard show for me since it bought back so many memories. Alzheimer’s Disease is awful. It is so hard to sit back and watch your loved ones go through this. I know it first hand so I know how Glen Campbell's  family feels. I think that are doing a wonderful job how they react to the changes.  I believe them helping him go on as he is no matter the mistakes and outburst he made during his last concerts will keep his mind going as long as it can.  He did what he did best and that's to sing and play music on his guitar.  I know I cried through out the movie it is so touching. I grew up with Glen Campbell and his music. He is still a wonderful singer and musician. Pray for a cure for this awful disease.  Lord be with Glen and his family through this time of change in their lives.  I think it is a wonderful movie all should see for the awareness of 
Alzheimer’s Disease and how it not only takes a toll on the person with it but also those in the family. 

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