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  • Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.

  • Harriet (Shirley MacLaine) is a successful, retired businesswoman who wants to control everything around her until the bitter end. To make sure her life story is told her way, she pays off her local newspaper to have her obituary written in advance under her watchful eye. But Anne (Amanda Seyfried), the young journalist assigned to the task, refuses to follow the script and instead insists on finding out the true facts about Harriett's life, resulting in a life-altering friendship.

  • The affluent and cantankerous Harriet Lauler, the retired advertising entrepreneur who has made a fortune bossing everyone around to do things her way, decides it is high time she commissioned her own obituary. To make certain that her eulogy will be worthy of her position, the female perfectionist hires the reluctant local newspaper journalist, Anne Sherman, to do the job; however, keeping Harriet happy, is easier said than done. But, how will Harriet reshape the past when she has pushed so many people away? Clearly, there must be a way. After all, Harriet knows better.

  • A retired businesswoman wants to control everything around her, knowing that she only has a little time left before an imminent death due to a medical condition. She decides to craft her own obituary, so she hires a young obituary writer to work with her to ensure her life story is told her way. The old businesswoman tries to expand the horizons of her life, and adopts a young kid for mentoring and lands herself a job as a disc jockey. She grows close with the young writer and influences her life..


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