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A Broken Life (2007)

Tortured by his own mediocrity, Max decides to commit suicide and recruits his only friend Bud, a struggling filmmaker, to record his last day on earth. Bent on exacting revenge, Max tracks... See full summary »

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Bud
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Melinda
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Boss
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Sasha
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Carla
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Mikhail (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
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French tourist
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Tortured by his own mediocrity, Max decides to commit suicide and recruits his only friend Bud, a struggling filmmaker, to record his last day on earth. Bent on exacting revenge, Max tracks down and finally confronts his overbearing Boss and his ex-wife. His rage builds until his last day is turned upside down by the kindness of a young woman in a wheelchair. Just moments from his own end, Max finds hope but is it too late to fix what is broken? Written by G. Kosaka

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Max plans to fix what is broken with a single bullet...if only it were that simple.

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23 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Entre a Vida e a Morte  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Max: I want people to remember me. Max Walker... I existed... I existed. Just a handful of mistakes away from glory.
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References Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) (1961) See more »

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Tom to the Max
28 June 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw 'A Broken Life' at a test screening in Toronto and overall I enjoyed it very much. The premise of a guy wanting to videotape his own suicide sounds pretty bleak but in fact, there's a lot of humor in the film and some pretty touching moments between Max and his filmmaker sidekick Bud. It was particularly interesting to see Tom Sizemore deliver a strong performance in a leading role and a real departure from what I've seen him in before. Some of the best moments are between Tom and the Vet played by Ving Rhames. There's also a great scene with Saul Rubinek. Following on from that thought, my major criticism is that the film occasionally feels like a series of vignettes but overall it's still a great ride.


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