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Checking Out (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 19 December 2006 (USA)
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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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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Ted Applebaum: Of course he knows how to push our buttons. He installed them.
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Checking Out (2004) Phoenix Film Festival's Best Picture 2005- Checking Out (2004)
23 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the 2005 Phoenix Film Festival, it was no secret which film ranked at the top of everyone's viewing list. Checking Out (2004)brought crowds of film lovers to Scottsdale's Harkins Cine-capri. Festival attendees who waited in line for hours, were turned away at the door, despite the two-theater screening capacity.

Checking Out (2004) is a beautifully-made moving picture; an inspiring comedy for a wide-range of audiences to enjoy. The director, Jeff Hare, blends traditional film technique with a new twist of creativity, capturing Peter Falk at his greatest and most sentimental moments (usually shown in intimate close-up shots) on the silver screen.

With its uplifting mix of witty humor and narrative plot development, Checking Out (2004) is a landmark independent film, well-deserving of your attention.


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