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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.


Wayne Roberts


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 Dion Riley ... Male Student #1
Justine Warrington ... Waitress


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. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The alternate title for the film is Richard Says Goodbye. Wayne Roberts' previous film was called Katie Says Goodbye. 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 »


Peter: We have something to celebrate.
Richard: What's that? Oh, you've got cancer too.
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Crazy Credits

There is a dedication to Betty Sue Depp, Johnny's mother, at the very end. See more »


Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Movies of 2019 (So Far) (2019) See more »


Parle D'Amore
Written by Carl Coccomo
Performed by Carl Coccomo
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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touching, funny and a brilliant mix of good directing and high class acting.
10 July 2019 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

Just wow,, first time seeing Johnny Depp into this level of Drama since Secret Window ,, add to that his lighthearted comedy was a perfect addition to the original genre.

The plot is not new (of someone dying of cancer trying to live his last days to the fullest) but it all looked original and genuine and that's not because of the cast , but also because of the script itself felt quick, connected and easily followable ... in fact i have not been this focused with a movie screenplay in a while ,, it was just good.

As for tha cast ,, i don't think it needs to be said .. Depp is as always the "captain" of our hearts :D . he was a real "beast" in here ;) , the other cast members from Danny Huston to Rosemarie DeWitt and Ron Livingston they all made a very good effort making this not look like a solid rigid drama .

Final one word .. Recommended .

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Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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