Although I’ve never been a huge fan of Glen Campbell, I acknowledge him as an undisputed, unmistakable icon. He’s always been a solid performer, even to almost the very end, which is captured on film in the extremely touching, moving, and ultimately life-affirming documentary, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, currently playing on CNN.
picture follows Campbell and his family as they prepare for a U.S.
tour to promote his album Ghost on the Canvas. However, just
before they hit the road, they receive the devastating diagnosis that
Campbell is suffering from the early onset of Alzheimer's disease.
ensues is an intimate, no-holds-barred look at a man who fights with
every ounce of his dignity and pride to deliver for his loving family
and his devoted fans, one last time.
billed as the Goodbye Tour, the cross-country jaunt sees Campbell
experience both triumphs and trials, with the musical road trip also
serving as a journey of self-discovery.
this legend struggle with this debilitating illness is humbling, and
yet watching him bask in the unconditional love of his adoring
audiences, even as he falters, provides an emotionally rejuvenating
thought viewing this film would leave me with sadness, and at times
it can be disheartening. But no film, television program, or music
album in recent years has brought a bigger smile to my face than this
documentary has. This is the feel-good movie of the year, and
definitely one of the most positive, heartwarming films of all time.
include onstage and backstage at The Tonight Show with
Jay Leno, interviews with family and friends, and, of course, the
of this writing, Glen Campbell is living in a memory support
community, where he is receiving the care he needs, with his family
close by. This documentary couldn't have come at a better time,
ensuring his legacy for posterity.
this man now, while he’s still with us, at least physically.
the same for your loved ones.