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
When Richard leaves the chancellor's office and stumbles outside, he hears the campus bells ringing. This is a symbolic reference of a line from a John Donne work regarding humanity and death: "...for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." Later in the film, a copy of Ernest Hemingway novel "For Whom the Bell Tolls" can be seen on a bookshelf in Richard's office. He then tells Peter that he wants to see the campus bells. See more »
Right at the end, when Richard is driving the car, he stays straight without moving an inch; contrarily, his dog Jibbles is shaking like he's in an earthquake. See more »
Why are you wearing sunglasses?
I have cancer. I'm supposed to wear sunglasses in unusual places.
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There is a dedication to Betty Sue Depp, Johnny's mother, at the very end. See more »
School Is Over
Written by Cynthia Ellison (BMI)
Performed by The Bell Sisters
Courtesy of d2 Music
Published by Low Tide Music (BMI) and Lowlights Publishing (BMI) See more »
As a lucky cancer survivor I found the sentiment beautiful. In fact articulate.
This film hit so many nerves. It reawakened the feelings that I ah during treatment and made me realise that I have since taken my life for granted.
Obviously I will not be able to act in the same manner as the lead but Christ I wish I could.
Judge it. Criticise it. Hate it. But know this, this movie conveys a feeling and a mindset that is very real. Sadly many will feel this at a later date.
For those of us who have been there and walk on, watch, cry, laugh, enjoy and let your heart warm.
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