A fascinating and very personal look at the spectrum of our attitudes on aging. This is not a science movie. Rather, it is one man’s quest to come to terms with a general preoccupation that we all have with our own aging process. At the opening weekend in Santa Monica, Mark Wexler said that initially he set out to make a documentary on the scientific perspective on aging, but his quest became much more personal. Peppered throughout with interviews with some very extraordinary people, Mark travels to Okinawa, Japan. He meets the Laughing Guru in Mumbai, exercises with Jack LaLanne, films a funeral director’s conference in Las Vegas, and of course, some of the oldest living elders in the world.
One of my personal heroes, author and philosopher Pico Iyer, asks Wexler the pertinent life questions which helped Wexler revision the movie into a collage of inner growth for the filmmaker. Iyer and Wexler’s dialog is the rich thread that ties the movie together and makes this movie unique amongst current life extension documentaries. I really enjoyed it.