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A Short History of Decay (2014)

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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... See full summary »

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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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Rated R for language including sexual references

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When Linda Lavin received the script for A Short History of Decay, she thought the writer/director Michael Maren's name sounded familiar. It turned out that Linda's father and Michael's grandfather were best friends and fishing buddies in New England. See more »

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27 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the tempo and pacing of this movie. Felt like a dance all the way through. Parents and kids revealing bits of themselves to each other, then pulling back, then being vulnerable, then teasing. All with a rhythm that felt natural to me. Not all that familiar in terms of my own family, but recognizably real. Yes, the parents are disappointed in their kids -- and they have a right to be -- but that's life. And they still love them. Yes, the parents are in the last chapter of their lives, and they know it, and they're dealing with it the best they can. One false note all the way through was the number of beautiful women available to the younger son. Oh well. It's a movie and that pays for the tickets, I know. Overall, a well told story I will recommend to family and friends.


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