When therapist Dr. Leonard Stern discovers he has six weeks to live, he adopts a fresh method of treatment: brutal honesty.

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Dr. Stern, a clinical psychologist, leads a well ordered life, self-contained, neat, precise, and scheduled. We watch his appointments with eight patients, as he asks questions, listens, and advises them that all will improve in due time. Then, he gets a call from an oncologist who gives him very bad news. Suddenly, "in due time" becomes "right now": Stern's therapy methods change, and so do the fortunes of his patients. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Ever wonder what your therapist really thinks?

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Humanistic tale reminding us to live life to its fullest
26 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Visually appealing with a lean and tight story structure. It's a contemporary tale that engages with modern music and dialogue for our day. The film is subtle and charming with character portrayals that will leave you smiling. Kevin Pollack is superb as a psychiatrist who begins the movie cold to the reality of his patients incessant complaints and lack of progress. Upon news from his own personal doctor, Pollack's character becomes a warm, engaging and challenging psychiatrist who is a catalyst for several patient's personal improvement. For such a short film there is a surprisingly rewarding depth to each character's personal arc. Doctor Stern (Pollack) and each of his patients remind us that life is too short to have any regrets once "Our Time Is Up..."


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