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Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Drama | 2 October 2020 (USA)
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A daughter helps her father prepare for the end of his life.

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Kirsten Johnson
17 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Michael Hilow ... Consultant
Ana Hoffman ... Backup Singer
Dick Johnson ... Self
Kirsten Johnson ... Self
Kevin Loreque ... Buster Keaton
Vasthy Mompoint ... Backup Singer
Mary Page Nance Mary Page Nance ... Katie Jo
Ira Sachs ... Self
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A daughter helps her father prepare for the end of his life.

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father | death | See All (2) »

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Documentary | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and macabre images. | See all certifications »
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On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 100% based on 75 reviews. See more »

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Features Nova: Day the Dinosaurs Died (2017) See more »

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Holy Holy Holy
Written by Reginald Heber
Arranged by John Fiddy (as John Charles Fiddy) and Leigh Baker
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Underwhelming
18 October 2020 | by asc85See all my reviews

Dick Johnson seems like a very nice guy, and it was very nice of him to do this with his daughter. Kirsten Johnson seems like a very nice woman, and this film is like a valentine to her Dad. But now we come to the film itself, which I wanted to see because the overwhelming majority of professional critics loved it. And honestly, I have no idea why. While the film had its moments, much of it was pretty boring, especially the slow-motion fantasy sequences with glitter in the air.

This film kind of reminded me of Sarah Polley's, "Stories We Tell," which was another personal story about something that happened to her family. Good people, but unless you knew the family, I didn't think it was very interesting. Most film critics inexplicably loved that one too.


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English

Release Date:

2 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Dick Johnson Is Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Big Mouth Productions See more »
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1.78 : 1
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