Childhood memories swell in my chest as I watch this movie. And then pain, anticipation, sorrow – and joy. What an amazing journey to walk through the diagnosis and tour of Glen Campbell with his family as they learn about Alzheimer’s.
I wanted to watch this movie to see Kim. How did she walk through this? How did the family respond? As many of you know, we’ve walked through years of disabilities with my husband. It has been 8 months, this time, out of work. We’ve been to 4 hospitals. Too many things, too personal to list. And maybe that’s why this film is so personal to me. I can’t even blog about the simple things our family is facing in the physical and world. What an amazing choice they made to share their journey with you.
I hope, one day, when my husband gives 100% approval, that I’ll be able to share how we function as a family with a dad that physically and mentally can’t. Just can’t.
Whether you are like me, and this story hits close to home, or you grew up with Glen Campbell playing on the radio at home (or on the back of a motorcycle for me) then you’ll love this movie. It’s heart warming, and beautiful. I fell in love with his precious daughter and sons as well. Love.
From the Producers:
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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