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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

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 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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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 »

Goofs

Shortly after the professor finds out about his disease, he stomps into the campus pond, cursing and kicking, at some point he falls and as we see from above he is submerged at least up to his neck. We see quite an amount of water splashing on him, wetting his shoulders and the back of his jacket right up to his head. In the next scene however, we see that only half of his torso is wet -to the upper half of his chest- while his face, hair and shoulders are completely dry as if he had gently walked into the water and sat down. 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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Flat Bed Rhythm
Written by Al Hazan (BMI)
Performed by Al Hazan (BMI)
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Published by Low Tide Music (BMI) and Chemistry Music (BMI)
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Brought tears to my eyes.
19 May 2019 | by whitemanfromtowneSee all my reviews

To all of you cancer victims and survivors, I can't even begin to know or think how I would react to receiving a report like Depp received from his doctor, in this film. But I will always have a great level of respect for your courage endurance and will to live, because your community is not a place anyone wants to voluntarily be apart of, but you know how to come together in full support for each other against all odds, my hats stays off for you all. One another note, this film brought tears to my eyes, and Depp played and excellent role as a cancer victim, and in the end after watching it, you just want to thank God for being alive. I enjoyed this film very much.


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