Alive Inside is an incredibly moving plea to improve the lives of our elders by providing them access to the music that defined their lives and identities. Unfortunately this is being billed as a documentary about awakening one’s authentic inner person (which is being obscured by dementia or Alzheimer’s) with music. I would love to see a film which examines the neurobiological processes by which music unlocks our memories and emotions! What we are left with in Alive Inside is a stirring thesis on improving the quality of elder care, which is a worthy topic, but you could hardly call this slick, overly-styled telethon a documentary.
All Movies: 5/10