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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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Cast

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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Storyline

After learning about his terminal diagnosis, a college professor decides to live his life to the fullest by drinking, smoking and insulting everyone 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richard Says Goodbye See more »

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Male Student #1: You mind if I ask you something personal?
Richard: No, go ahead.
Male Student #1: Have you ever been with a man?
Richard: No... No. No. No... No, I can't say that I have.
Male Student #1: Would you like to fuck me?
Richard: Like... in your ass?
Male Student #1: Yeah.
Richard: Is it... is it clean?
Male Student #1: Yeah... I mean it should be.
Male Student #1: But no. I mean, I can always give you a blowjob, too.
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"Why do we float through this weird thing called life without living?"
17 May 2019 | by paulijcalderonSee all my reviews

Be yourself. Be true to yourself. Don't settle for what you are not. Quotes from this movie resonated with me. My mind has been wandering on lines like: "Why do we float through this weird thing called life without living?". Live life and don't simply exist. Like the Professor says: "You got one shot at this. Don't let a moment of it slip by." A genuine performance by Johnny Depp and the whole cast. I enjoyed the writing. With the emphasis on observations and the thoughts of the mundane, relationships and the honesty of people. It also includes the best acting I've seen from Danny Huston. I full heartedly bought his friendship with Depp's character. The story starts with a slightly quirkier tone, but gets more and more real as you get to the second half. Depp plays the broken man and you can see that pain and regret in his eyes. A very human story that eventually tugged at my heartstrings. Some scenes could have been handled differently during the first half. But the deep thoughts and confessions presented later was able to bring it all home. I do feel better for having been on this little journey of a man and his emotional bender. It's very unfiltered, so it's definitely not for too young minds. You gotta be somewhat ready the face hardships of existence. While not perfect, the director and the whole crew still made one thing very clear: That this one was from the heart.


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