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Just Before I Go (2014)

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On the verge of giving up on life, a guy travels to his hometown to make amends.

Director:

Courteney Cox

Writer:

David Flebotte

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seann William Scott ... Ted Morgan
Olivia Thirlby ... Greta
Garret Dillahunt ... Lucky Morgan
Kate Walsh ... Kathleen Morgan
Kyle Gallner ... Zeke Morgan
Mackenzie Marsh ... Vickie Danzig
Evan Ross ... Romeo
Rob Riggle ... Rowley Stansfield
Connie Stevens ... Nancy
David Arquette ... Albert Danzig
Jack Quaid ... Dylan
Eddie Perino ... Peter
George Finn ... Wyatt
Missi Pyle ... Officer CT
Elisha Cuthbert ... Penny
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Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for creating the shell of a person he has become. But life is tricky. The more determined Ted is to confront his demons, to get closure, and to withdraw from his family, the more Ted is yanked into the chaos of their lives. So, when Ted Morgan decides to kill himself, he finds a reason to live. Written by anchorbayentertainment.com

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masturbation | gay | suicide | See All (3) »

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Ending it all was only the beginning.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hello I Must Be Going See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,129, 26 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,129, 26 April 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Seann William Scott lobbied for the lead role. See more »

Quotes

Greta: You are not lonely, you're empty! And that's worse!
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Closed Hands, Full Of Friends
Written and performed by Foy Vance
Courtesy of Glassnote Records
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A jump in the river
14 February 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Courtney Cox makes her directorial debut in Just Before I Go starring Seann William Scott (Ted) as mild mannered 41 year old who returns to his home town for some final preparations before he commits suicide.

Ted has never felt right since his father died when he was a kid and although a pet shop manager in LA he feels his life is in a rut especially since his girlfriend left him. Haunted by memories of the high school bully, the teacher who tormented him at school he returns to stay with his brother and confront some of these people.

What Ted finds that life is messed up in his home town. His brother, a police officer is obnoxious, might be having an affair. His wife sensing his infidelity breaks into Ted's bedroom at night and openly masturbates in the guise of sleepwalking, his nephew is closeted gay but hangs around bullies.

His old teacher is in a nursing home, the high school bully is now a single parent raising a disabled child. Ted realises that things have changed but is still unsure about himself. He has an affair with a girl who was nice to him at High School even though she is a married mother of five kids and her weight has ballooned.

This dark bitter sweet comedy actually does not start off promisingly and also not very original. Scott gives a low key performance as Ted, miles away from his character in the American Pie films. The film has just too much contrived zany characters and although the film finds it soft centre eventually it does it with a lot of wonkiness and without much laughs.


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