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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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Michael Maren

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Michael Maren
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Credited cast:
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Erika Bryce
Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Shelly
Harris Yulin ... Bob Fisher
Bryan Greenberg ... Nathan Fisher
Linda Lavin ... Sandy Fisher
Nicholas Pryor ... The Man in White
Rebecca Dayan ... Alex
Benjamin King ... Jack Fisher
Nick Flynn Nick Flynn ... Self
Anthony Reynolds ... Dr. Black
Myke Holmes ... Ken
David Schifter ... Law Firm Attorney
Michael Maren ... Auto service manager
Barbara Weetman ... Bartender
Henry Bazemore Jr. ... Dr. Mattam
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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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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language including sexual references

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Harris Yulin and Linda Lavin have played husband and wife before, in The Diary of Anne Frank on Broadway, playing Mr. and Mrs. Van Daan, for which Ms. Lavin received a TONY nomination. See more »

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Beautiful example of marriage vows
12 February 2014 | by rahhjohn2See all my reviews

Yes, this is a tear jerker, but it is also the way couples should view their marriage commitment.

A wonderful film depicting a glimpse into the world of Alzheimer's. And it doesn't only show the terrible side. The firm maintains the dignity of all the characters in a way you don't often find in this "throw away" society. What do I mean by that? There was no talk about having a poorer quality of life resulting from the Alzheimer's--the main character was still a much-loved member of the family, all the way down to her grandchildren.

I think the political musings on the one brother's job could have been avoided and not taken away anything from them movie. I don't think it was the proper background for such disagreements.

I really enjoyed this film and plan in seeing it again when it plays locals. I hope many more people take my suggestion.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2015 (Sweden) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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