Lee Aronsohn was attending the University of Colorado “looking to major in sex and drugs.” Little did the future sitcom writer/producer realize that he was planting the seeds that, four decades later, would flower into this fond endeavor to recapture fleeting youth. A local band, going by the name of Magic Music, took up permanent residence in Aronsohn’s headspace, and with no tangible memories to guide him — the group never released an album — he set about reuniting the band’s original members for one last waltz. When asked if The Beatles would ever get back together, Paul McCartney famously replied, “You can’t reheat a souffle.” If 40 Years is any indication, Sir Paul was wrong. Having never seen an episode of Two and a Half Men or The Big Bang Theory, I can still say it’s good they exist, if for no other reason than the proceeds from those hit TV series afforded Aronsohn the opportunity to direct this heartfelt music documentary. (2017) — Scott Marks
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