Our Time Is Up (2004)

 |  Comedy, Short  |  8 October 2004 (USA)
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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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Cast overview:
Dr. Stern
Frankie J. Allison ...
Turtle Guy (as Frankie Jay Allison)
Germ-Phobic Woman
Abused Boyfriend (as Mathew Frauman)
Gay Man
Man Afraid of the Dark
Susan Pearlstein ...
Dr. Williams (voice)
Dr. Gardenswartz (voice)


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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Funny and revealing
11 November 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This films tells the story a psychologist who gets some life-changing news. Let's just say this drastically changes the way he deals with his patients--with surprising results. I saw this movie at the AFI Festival in Los Angeles and was not only moved but found myself laughing throughout. Kevin Pollack leads a large cast of talented actors, each who bring something fresh and different to the table. The writing is both clever and honest and I found the directing to be truly inspired. It's rare these days to find movies that not only entertain you but force you to re-evaluate your own life. This films achieves that, much in the way that ABOUT A BOY does. If all short films were this entertaining and professionally produced I think we'd see some of them getting released theatrically. Bravo.

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