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)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Several times, George and other characters refer to their "invisibility" as a minority (in their cases, as gay men in early 1960s American society). George is referring here to the concept of social "invisibility" of black people put forth by Ralph Ellison
in his classic novel 'The Invisible Man', which was first published about ten years before the events of this movie take place. See more
When George gets into his car after his lecture, a contemporary Mercedes Benz, the leather inner panel of the car door looks old and wrinkled, revealing it's indeed an old-timer. See more
No one has ever picked me up and not wanted something.
I think you picked me up.
Ebben? Ne andro lontana' from 'La Wally'
Written by Alfredo Catalani
Performed by Miriam Gauci
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