18.10.14

Movie Review: Glen Campbell I'll Be Me (and GIVEAWAY!)

A sneek peek of this movie was provided by FlyBy Promotions for the purpose of this review.

From the producer 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.

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As a little girl I sang along to Glen Campbell's Rhinestone Cowboy with my sister. Before watching, I looked up his songs to refresh my memory and found a list called "oldies." Funny, it doesn't seem like that long ago. At least one of his records is probably on the shelf at my mom's house. The film actually showed many of his songs, some looking back at old clips and others of him singing at more recent shows. I was interested in reviewing this film because of my enjoyment of his music as a child. The film was sad yet also encouraging. His family's support and his humor make their coping with Alzheimer's disease seem not desired but accepted. I didn't expect to laugh in a documentary about Alzheimer's, but this is much more than that and it is filled with humor.

Even after the disease progressed, he toured with his children and band "road family." "Glen would say 'God has a purpose in everything.'" He jokes that he has been working on trying to forget things for 40 years. His wife described his diagnosis as "just part of life." If every diagnosis that couldn't be cured could be embraced that same way, this whole world would be different. His family is an inspiration. 

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To download the free single “I’m Not Gonna Miss You":

Go to this website: www.glencampbellmovie.com/redeem

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Giveaway details:
FlyBy Promotions has also offered a 5 song EP soundtrack from the film for one winner. Giveaway is only valid in Canada & USA.

For a chance to win, leave a comment sharing a memory about music that you enjoyed as a child. For an additional chance, enter another giveaway on this blog and leave another comment below. Giveaway ends October 30th. Please be sure to leave your email so I can contact you if you win. 

Please refer to the winner guidelines below:
"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
Jennifer

2 comments:

  1. I listened to a lot of bluegrass, I still enjoy it. We lived in the country, and the schools drivers that had radios always listened to the country stations.

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  2. Commented on the Veggietales giveaway. ..."If you like to talk to potatoes..." has been heard in our house for more than a decade. :)

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