A man is suddenly drawn kicking and screaming into caring for his dying mother, and amidst the sudden crush of responsibility he tries to gauge the measure and worth of a man and a life.

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A man is suddenly drawn kicking and screaming into caring for his dying mother, and amidst the sudden crush of responsibility he tries to gauge the measure and worth of a man and a life.

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What do you do when the one thing that's been true all your life isn't true anymore?

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A Year and a Day
17 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Written, Directed and produced by Robert Lane 'A Year and a Day' takes us through a year in the life of Benji.   Beset by personal problems Benji has to find a way to overcome these after his mother suffers a stroke and is bedridden.    Though the relationship between mother and son has been somewhat dysfunctional over the years Benji, partly from pride and partly from a sense of duty, has to find a way to ignore this and quickly centers his time on helping his mother in what are to become the last days of her life.   Though there were times when I found Benji's attitude toward others extremely difficult to deal with, I fully appreciated the reminder that there are times when we have to overcome our own feelings to help those who are closest to us in their time of need.   Robert Lane has done an excellent job in telling a story that has its focus set on family bonds and no matter the history there is always an underlying need of care that is hard to ignore. In the last scene I was reminded that above all, life goes on.


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