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Checking Out (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 19 December 2006 (USA)
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A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

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Morris Applebaum
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Flo Applebaum
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Ted Applebaum
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Barry Apple(baum)
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Dr. Sheldon Henning (as Jeffrey Sams)
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Rhonda Apple
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Jason Apple
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Manuel
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Luis
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A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

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Peter Falk was 78 when he played the 90 year old Morris, who plans to commit suicide. Falk himself died of Alzheimer's at age 83. See more »

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Morris Applebaum: He perverts Shakespeare, I'll talk to him ANY WAY I WANT!
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A feel-good movie for literate people
14 April 2005 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

Morris and Reva Applebaum had been the toast of Broadway in its heyday. At ninety, Morris is a widower. He summons his sons--the psychotherapist and the BMW car dealer--and his daughter, the television writer/producer--to attend a party in his honor, after which he will euthanize himself. Literal-minded creatures that they are, they take what he says at face value. He leads them, his grandchildren, and some others including an African-American-Jewish psychiatrist reminiscent of Godfrey Cambridge, on a merry chase through Manhattan as they try to stop him or dissuade him.

The comedy totally works. The performances are excellent. Peter Falk is in top form. This film does more than deserve an audience: it deserves popular success.


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