The new HBO documentary, “If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast” asks the question, “What’s the secret to living into your 90s – and loving every minute of it?”
Irrepressible writer-comedian Carl Reiner (who shows no signs of slowing down at 95) tracks down several celebrated nonagenarians, and a few others over 100, to show how the twilight years can truly be the happiest and most rewarding. Among those who share their insights into what it takes to be vital and productive in older age are Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Kirk Douglas, Norman Lear, and Betty White.
Adding spice to this inspiring documentary are admirers from the younger set, including comedian Jerry Seinfeld (who’s already reserved the stage at Caesar’s Palace for his 100th birthday show), longevity expert Dan Buettner, and Van Dyke’s much-younger wife Arlene, who’s got all she can handle keeping up with her exuberant husband on the dance floor.
Directed by Danny Gold, “If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast” is an entertaining look at how we all can overcome our society’s fear of aging and how anyone with a good dose of humor can live well into their 90s.
You can’t miss this one. It premieres on HBO on June 5, 2017 at 8pm ET.