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

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English

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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 »

Quotes

Olivia: Why are you and mom are still together?
Richard: I think as you get older, you, um, find yourself needing someone to hold accountable for life NOT turning out exactly as you'd imagine it. But listen to me, not every relationship has to be that. I mean, having said that, most are.
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Never Had No One
Written by Domingo Samudio and Frank Carabetta
Performed by Sam The Sam & The Pharaohs
Courtesy of CAPP Records Inc. & NOMA Music O/B/O Simple Grand Music
Published by Low Tide Music (BMI) and Lamasco Music (BMI)
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Depp's return to form..
19 May 2019 | by ddcraverSee all my reviews

It certainly isn't Shakespeare.. it's not supposed to be. However, for what it is, I still found it to be a genuinely earnest & moderately profound attempt at processing the various emotions & reconciling the various relationships as we near the bitter end of our present mortality. To his credit Depp manages to humorously navigate these mine fields without allowing things to get too far over the top as he has so often in his recent endeavors. Certainly, there's allot more to it than can be covered in a feature length dramedy film.. never the less it does seems to offer at least some modest insights into how one might or might not want to go about it all.


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