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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Great short film
24 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is very entertaining and manages to have a heart, as well. It's a comedy that has deeper meaning as well. It stars Kevin Pollak as a psychologist who finds a new way to deal with his patients after he receives some unexpected news. Our Time is Up is laugh-out-loud funny -- I saw it in a film festival, and there were a lot of laughs from the audience. Besides Mr. Pollak, the performances (from the actors playing the psychologist's patients and gardener) are great -- don't miss Hurley from Lost! He is a hoot. I have seen a LOT of short films in festivals, some of which can be great and some of which really aren't. This rises above the rest in terms of picture quality, performances, writing, et cetera. Definitely check it out if you have a chance.

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