It's November 30, 1962. Native Brit George Falconer, an English professor at a Los Angeles area college, is finding it difficult to cope with life. Jim, his personal partner of sixteen years, died in a car accident eight months earlier when he was visiting with family. Jim's family were not going to tell George of the death or accident, let alone allow him to attend the funeral. This day, George has decided to get his affairs in order before he will commit suicide that evening. As he routinely and fastidiously prepares for the suicide and post suicide, George reminisces about his life with Jim. But George spends this day with various people, who see a man sadder than usual and who affect his own thoughts about what he is going to do. Those people include Carlos, a Spanish immigrant/aspiring actor/gigolo recently arrived in Los Angeles; Charley, his best friend who he knew from England, she who is a drama queen of a woman who romantically desires her best friend despite his sexual ... Written by
5 February 2010 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $217,332
(11 December 2009)
(16 April 2010)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Despite having produced many movies, this is the first time Chris Weitz
has worked as a producer on a feature film, without his brother Paul Weitz
's involvement. See more
The dancing ashtray: When the main character is in front of his class, the ashtray on the desk keeps moving from back to front depending on the camera angle. Obviously they shot the scene from one angle, went back and did it at another angle and in the meantime the ashtray had been moved. The intercutting of the angles resulted in the "dancing" ashtray. See more
No one has ever picked me up and not wanted something.
I think you picked me up. This is kind of a serious day for me.
Come on. What could be so serious for a guy like you?
I'm just trying to get over an old love I guess.
My mother says that lovers are like buses. You just have to wait a little while and another one comes along.
Written by Richard Rodgers
and Lorenz Hart
Performed by Jo Stafford
courtesy of JSP Records See more