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.
Save your best lesson for last.
Did You Know?
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
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
Why are you and mom are still together?
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.
Flat Bed Rhythm
Written by Al Hazan (BMI)
Performed by Al Hazan (BMI)
Courtesy of d2 Music
Published by Low Tide Music (BMI) and Chemistry Music (BMI) See more