6.4/10
1,563
9 user 11 critic

A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010)

R | | Comedy, Drama | April 2011 (USA)
Trailer
2:02 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Prime Video

Upon learning they only have a few days left to live, three brothers set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes.

Director:

Jonathan Sobol

Writers:

Heidi Sobol (story consultant), Jonathan Sobol
Reviews
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A secular expatriate American schoolmaster in India struggles to protect his students from fundamentalists.

Director: Kranti Kanadé
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Palomi Ghosh, Neeraj Kabi
The Ministers (2009)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.

Director: Franc. Reyes
Stars: John Leguizamo, Harvey Keitel, Florencia Lozano
Outlaws (2015)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A story of forbidden love between an oppressed circus artist and a lonely daredevil biker.

Director: Geremy Jasper
Stars: Hugo Albores, David Beckham, Jesús Fernández
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A Mafia boss trains his mentally impaired son as his successor.

Director: Hyung-rae Shim
Stars: Jason Mewes, Harvey Keitel, Blake Clark
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist.

Director: Jonathan Sobol
Stars: Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel, Katheryn Winnick
Nailed (2001)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A clothing designer fights to keep her Jewish-Italian family together when her brother decides to have a child with a woman he barely knows.

Director: Joel Silverman
Stars: Rachel Blanchard, Harvey Keitel, Brad Rowe
Nowhere (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In a country (alluded to be Chile) under dictatorship, a police night raid comes up with a few usual anti-regime suspects. They are sent to a camp in the middle of nowhere. Their friends on the outside start to plan their escape.

Director: Luis Sepúlveda
Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Luigi Maria Burruano
The Padre (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

It tells the story of the Padre (Roth), a small-time con man on the run from his dogged pursuers, U.S. Court Justice Nemes (Nolte) and local police officer Gaspar (Guzmán). When the Padre ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Sobol
Stars: Tim Roth, Valeria Henríquez, Nick Nolte
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A thesis picture: is Western Europe turning a blind eye to the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism? Professor Alceo Bandini believes so. He writes and lectures to a few students at a Roman ... See full summary »

Director: Renzo Martinelli
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Jane March, Jordi Mollà
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Once upon a time, during World War II, somewhere in Nazi occupied Romania, a night of comic misadventures ensues when a boy discovers a dead soldier.

Director: Bogdan Dumitrescu
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel, Laura Morante
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two veterans of the Bosnian War, one American, one Serbian, find their unlikely friendship tested when one of them reveals their true intentions.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson
Stars: Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia
Viper (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Sergio Citti
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Giancarlo Giannini, Elide Melli
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Tricia Helfer ... Miranda
Harvey Keitel ... Duke White
J.K. Simmons ... Uncle Pal
Jared Keeso ... Juicebox
Paulo Costanzo ... Jacob 'Cob' White
Wendy Crewson ... Goldie White
Scott Caan ... Cal White
Stephen McHattie ... Fitz
Jason Jones ... Edward 'Nuts' White Jr.
James Preston Rogers ... Big Mitch
Gavin Fox ... Rahm the Baptist
Jesse Bostick ... Tourist
Allison Graham ... Waitress
Alex Appel ... Mindy
Thomas Michael ... Ivan
Edit

Storyline

Upon learning they only have a few days left to live, three brothers set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Born After Dying See more »

Filming Locations:

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Whites are so named in reference to Harvey Keitel's Reservoir Dogs (1992) character "Mr. White". See more »

Quotes

[Nuts laments to his brother Cal after recently finding out he and two of his brothers will soon die due to their father Duke's poor parenting choices]
Cal White: Duke dealt us a bad hand, bro.
Edward 'Nuts' White Jr.: A bad hand? I didn't even get cards, okay? I got like a bus transfer and fucking coupon for tampons.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I can pretty much guarantee you've never seen a film like this!
24 September 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is one seriously weird and quirky film. And, I don't think I'm off base here in saying that there is no way you could possibly have seen a film like this before...and if you have, please let me know!

The film begins with a TERRIBLE father (Harvey Keitel) jumping to his death at Niagara Falls. At his funeral are his five sons from five different women. And, not surprisingly, he was a HORRIBLE father to all of them. With the exception of the youngest (who is too young to realize his father was a jerk), they boys don't seem the least bit concerned about the death. After all, the man didn't act much like a father. At the reading of the will, however, three of the sons learn something TERRIBLE--their father signed them up for a drug study when they were kids and the medicine they took will make them die...very, very soon! The rest of the film consists of showing what these three men do with their final days. I'd try to describe what they did...but frankly you just need to see it to believe it!

While this plot sounds very sad, the film is hilarious due to the very, very quirky writing. The dialog is among the strangest and funniest I can recall...other than in "Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil". And, I loved how I could never predict where the story went next. It certainly is unique, strange and non-formulaic! And, it's also, most importantly, a lot of fun. A wonderful indie film for someone looking for a film totally unlike anything they've seen before...or since.


11 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed