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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 »
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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