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Make Me Young (2009)

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An age-obsessed daughter of a plastic surgeon, Mitch McCabe, takes a journey through America's $60 billion a year anti-aging world. She spends 2 years traveling across America visiting doctors, experts and lives with a cross-section of characters from Minnesota to Texas who've gone to varying lengths to "beat the clock." Interwoven with these stories are the filmmaker's own self inquiry and memories of growing up around her father.

As the film chronicles the rise of the anti-aging industry through regular Americans, it hints at nostalgia for a more innocent time when plastic surgery was used primarily for reconstruction in a pre-Botox era. Her story paints a funny but troubling portrait of a country that desperately needs to stay young.

Mitch McCabe
Mitch McCabe

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AyaRadi, posted on December 10, 2014

I managed to watched it today. Wow, how sad. I would like to see those people in 2-3 years. They already started to look like their own caricatures.

AyaRadi, posted on December 1, 2014

I am not able to watch this movie. It does not react. I am little disappointed with the technical side of this website. This is not the first time that I was not able to watch what I wanted to.

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karenpotto, posted on November 28, 2014

wow! So sad to see how we obsess about our looks. I decided right here right now I am going to be perfectly happy with who I am! I have joules starting and sagging and I have been thinking too much about it......but all these women (and i realize they are my mirror) seem so pathetic that they can't be know, all the older women I knew growing up, I NEVER once thought about how they looked; I loved them for who they were and what they knew. So this is me....58 and you know what, I AM older.....and if I can shine from the inside out, that is what people will remember....and if not, well, that's OK is too short to waste time worrying about this new society obsession....I was glad someone shook me up alittle!

life27psalm, posted on September 14, 2014

This film was interesting, I have some of the same issues coming up for me; as a 51 year old women of color I would have liked to see more people of color being interviewed and understand some of their challenges with growing older. I have chosen to work with what I've got to the best of my ability. I'm putting up with me. The film was very good, I'm glad I watched it.

kirkal028, posted on September 22, 2012

We are all obsessed with facing our own age and physical limitations as time passes and I felt this was an honest and non-judgemental look at this fact from a personal point of view by the film maker. This had me thinking about my own feelings about aging. I was fascinated with the real people in the film and this held my attention to the end. Highly recommended.

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