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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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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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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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