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A Short History of Decay (2013)

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It is a comedy from an original script by Michael Maren, about a failed Brooklyn writer, Nathan Fisher, played by Bryan Greenberg, who visits his ailing parents in Florida. His mother (... See full summary »

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It is a comedy from an original script by Michael Maren, about a failed Brooklyn writer, Nathan Fisher, played by Bryan Greenberg, who visits his ailing parents in Florida. His mother (Lavin) has Alzheimer's and his father (Yulin) has recently had a stroke. Written by Anonymous

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Harris Yulin and Linda Lavin have played husband and wife before, in The Diary of Anne Frank on Broadway, playing Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, for which Ms. Lavin received a TONY nomination. See more »

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Beautiful example of marriage vows
12 February 2014 | by (Keystone St) – See all my reviews

Yes, this is a tear jerker, but it is also the way couples should view their marriage commitment.

A wonderful film depicting a glimpse into the world of Alzheimer's. And it doesn't only show the terrible side. The firm maintains the dignity of all the characters in a way you don't often find in this "throw away" society. What do I mean by that? There was no talk about having a poorer quality of life resulting from the Alzheimer's--the main character was still a much-loved member of the family, all the way down to her grandchildren.

I think the political musings on the one brother's job could have been avoided and not taken away anything from them movie. I don't think it was the proper background for such disagreements.

I really enjoyed this film and plan in seeing it again when it plays locals. I hope many more people take my suggestion.


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