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You never know when you take the time to watch an indie whether it is going to inspire you a or just be a waste. I really don't think that I have ever commented a movie was too short, but this one certainly was. I did not want it to end, and I think it really could have explored the issues more deeply.
Chris dies and wants the four people that mean the most to him to bond. They include his ex-wife (Lea Thompson), his husband (Stephen Spinella), a friend (Danny Nucci), and his estranged twin brother (Vincent Spano). He arranges for them to spend six days together in an AIDS bike event by withholding his ashes. 96 minutes is just not enough time to explore all the angles that were present in this film. Naturally, it ends the way you want it to, but it just got there too quickly.
I remember words that M. Scott Peck said in one of his books. He talked about the fact that you have no choice in the family you are born into, but you have the right to choose the family that you will love. That is the underlying theme here. A family can be something as odd as these four people. It can be anything as long as it provides love and strength.
This was definitely an indie that inspires.
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