Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me

In Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, I found something shameless and exploitative with bringing a camera into a man's home who has just received an Alzheimer's diagnosis and then placing him on stage against his better judgement, coercing him to go on an international tour,  and watching him deteriorate on stage and off, even if the filmmakers and the family argue differently that it aids his stability. James Keach's documentary could have been infinitely more interesting if he focused on Campbell's career or the disease itself rather than interviewing a bunch of celebs and family members just to have them say how brave he is. The ending, featuring a new single, is superb however.
** out of ****