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Reach for Me (2008)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 5 April 2009 (USA)
Dying is hell - and Alvin's going to make sure everyone knows it. Academy Award nominees Seymour Cassell & Alfre Woodard star. AARP Movies for Grownups Award-winner.

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LeVar Burton
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Cast

Cast overview:
Seymour Cassel ... Alvin
Johnny Whitworth ... Kevin
Lacey Chabert ... Sarah
Alfre Woodard ... Nurse Evelyn
Adrienne Barbeau ... Valerie
Charlene Blaine ... Nell
Larry Hankin ... Elliot
LeVar Burton ... Nurse Nathaniel
Susan R. Rodgers ... Nurse Susan
Don Agronsky Don Agronsky ... Crazy Johnny
Kelsey Krosskove Kelsey Krosskove ... Candy Striper
Jennifer Nelson Jennifer Nelson ... Hydro Therapist
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Alvin is a cantankerous old man in a hospice facility, trying to stay amused while he faces his inevitable end. He has memories of a wife he never knew how to love. As he gets to know his roommate Kevin, a young man with terminal cancer, he begins to reconsider what he has left in life. To everyone's surprise including himself, Alvin begins to embrace his final days when he falls in love with a woman who is also dying. Written by Timothy Shary

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Comedy | Drama

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Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

5 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alvin W See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$100,000, 19 January 2011, Limited Release
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1.85 : 1
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PG and G versions available See more »

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Father and Son
Written & Performed by Paul Nicoll
Courtesy of Armed Pussy Cat Records
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Reach for this film!
9 May 2011 | by morenomichelleaSee all my reviews

It's nice to see a movie with people in it who are over the age of 22 and who probably won't end up on the front page of TMZ next week on their way to rehab. This film has a mature cast who does not disappoint.

Directed by LeVar Burton (yea the reading rainbow guy) Reach for Me is the story of a man at the end of his life who finds love. I thought it inspiring to see a story with wonderful rich and real characters brought to life on film.

This film is great for any age. It will resonate with anybody who still believes in love. I'd totally recommend it to anybody who likes grounded, character driving films that are done well.


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