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The Professor (2018)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 17 May 2019 (USA)
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A college professor lives his life with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

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Wayne Roberts

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Wayne Roberts
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Richard
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Veronica
Odessa Young ... Olivia
Danny Huston ... Peter
Zoey Deutch ... Claire
Devon Terrell ... Danny
Ron Livingston ... Henry
Linda Emond ... Barbara
Matreya Scarrwener ... Rose
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Donna
Paloma Kwiatkowski ... Unnamed Student
Kaitlyn Bernard ... Taylor
Michael Kopsa ... Doctor
Dion Riley ... Male Student #1
Ken Kramer ... Professor Emeritus
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After learning about his terminal diagnosis, a college professor decides to live his life to the fullest by drinking, smoking and expressing real thoughts for the people around him. While going through the stages, he come to terms with the great truth of his life as he mends broken relationships, embraces the people in his life and learns to ignite his inner good spirit. Written by Santhosh

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Save your best lesson for last.

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Comedy | Drama

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

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English

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17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Richard Says Goodbye See more »

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The movie was originally titled "Richard Says Goodbye" See more »

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During his dinner speech in act V, Johnny holds and drinks a glass of red wine, that changes into an empty champagne glass, that changes into an half full glass of champagne. See more »

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Richard: In each and every moment we're composing stories of our lives, let's aim to make it a meaningful read... or at least an interesting one
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Parle D'Amore
Written by Carl Coccomo
Performed by Carl Coccomo
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An excellent and emotional comedy drama dealing with terminal illness
19 May 2019 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

This is writer and director Wayne Roberts second ever film on his resume, and as such, impressed me. The directing was excellent - in par with a seasoned director. The story in itself was very good and captivating, with excellent comedy popping up unexpectedly, but there were some obvious plot issues in the screenplay. The casting was decent and performances great, but although a fan of Depp, I didn't like him in this role. He was too monotonic, and the drunken pirate slurring was overbearing and took away from the films emotions, not to mention having difficulty understanding some of his dialogue. Had he shown more emotion and spoke clearly, I would have been ok with him being cast. Sadly, I think it took away from the film. Nevertheless, Wayne Roberts should be proud of this film, as it really leaves an impact on the audience with his twisted account on how a person deals with terminal illness. A well deserved 8/10 from me.


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