Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.
Hamburg, mid 80s, ALEX is a cabby. The sound is hard, pubs are dark and loud, people constantly argue about anything and everything, people smoke all the time, and not just cigarettes. Alex... See full summary »
Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann (Williams) has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill (Kunis). Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left. Faced with Henry's anger and insults, Sharon abruptly tells him he has only 90 minutes. Shocked and reeling by this news, Henry storms out of the office leaving Sharon stunned by what she has just done in a lapse of judgment. As Sharon goes on a city-wide search, Henry struggles with his diagnosis, determined to make amends with everyone he has hurt in his life. Written by
When Henry and Dr. Gill are sitting in the cab, Henry is alternately wearing/not wearing a seat belt between shots. See more »
When Henry Altmann fell from the bridge time had slowed. And it occurred to Henry that life didn't have to be a burden, that life is short and fragile and unique. And each hour, each minute, each second could have something to offer. Something beautiful and astounding. The fact that this only occurred to him seconds before he would hit the water and die, made him very very angry.
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In the opening credits, certain letters are in red instead of white, spelling out such appropriate words as "anger," "cranky," "grr" and "ire." See more »
But you never know what your final movies are going to be ... the same goes for Robin Williams. It's almost cynical, considering what his character has to go through in this one. And while the movie itself is not really deserving the 7/10 I give him, it's the actors that make this and elevate this higher than it's supposed to be. Williams giving it his best shot, supported by everyone else.
Is it almost unbelievable and unreal? Yes indeed it is. And even on a worst day (doctor or patient), you couldn't imagine something like that happening. Even if, the ensuing madness would never occur. But that is why this is a movie. It heightens things that are probable in real life and takes them to a whole new level.
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