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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Erika Bryce
Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Shelly
Bryan Greenberg ... Nathan Fisher
Harris Yulin ... Bob Fisher
Linda Lavin ... Sandy Fisher
Nicholas Pryor ... The Man in White
Rebecca Dayan ... Alex
Benjamin King ... Jack Fisher
Anthony Reynolds ... Dr. Black
Nick Flynn Nick Flynn ... Himself
Myke Holmes ... Ken
Barbara Weetman ... Bartender
Michael Cunningham ... Himself
Michael Maren ... Auto service manager
Carla Mahaffee ... Erika's Friend (as Carla Mahaffee Stanley)
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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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It doesn't get better than this.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2015 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Sexy Therapy See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Big Fan Films,Short History See more »
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2.35 : 1
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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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A great combination of Comedy and Realism
9 July 2018 | by rajoberoiSee all my reviews

Watching the movie does not make one feel that they are viewing a make believe world. The director has successfully narrated the story while keeping it both realistic as well as comical. The acting of all actors is excellent. In fact getting in non-blockbuster stars has worked to the advantage of the movie as one feels more relatable to the characters and situation. Waiting for future work by this director.


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