• Released
  • May 13, 2011
  • (Limited 5/13)
  • NR , 1 hr 32 min
  • Art House/Foreign
How to Live Forever Synopsis
Mark Wexler travels around the world, searching for the secrets to living a long time.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A cheerfully rambling documentary that's much more thought-provoking than the sum of its parts.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If someone could give you a pill that allowed you to live for 500 years, would you take it? Not me.
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
If there is a common thread, it's that for all these people life is not a passive activity. They live their lives, largely in the ways...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
How To Live Forever is less about how to delay or defeat death than a film about what gives life meaning.
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Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
The cheeky title How to Live Forever belongs to a wry, hopeful yet enigma-appreciating documentary about the perils and possibilities that...
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The New York Times

By Rachel Saltz
Mr. Wexler has found interesting people and useful, funny and sometimes crackpot-seeming information.
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By Todd McCarthy
The prospects, advisability and potential methods of prolonging human life are examined in an engagingly multifaceted manner in How to Live...
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Tim Cogshell
Much of the film is taken up with Wexler's musings about his own mortality and physical, shall we say, decomposition.
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Time Out New York

While his film is engaging enough when covering curiosities like a funeral directors' convention, the fact that it lacks an authorial voice...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Wexler gets tired of his own movie near the end of it. The viewer will get tired in 15 minutes.
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How To Live Forever

By lizartist58
This was an insightful thoughtful treatment on the issue of living to a ripe old age. Many types of elderly folks were interviewed--some in nursing homes, some still on the job at age 94! In the end,...

A Delight

By WestoftheMoon356
Funny, insightful. The director's personal appearances in the film enhance the story, taking you on a journey to look at aging in a fun, inspiring and loving way....

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Rated NR