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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richard Says Goodbye See more »

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Trivia

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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Take Me For What I Am
Written by Leon and Levi Triplett
Performed by Henry Ford
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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Funny but heartbreaking
26 April 2019 | by HelenaHydeSee all my reviews

I have to admit I was reluctant to watch this movie because I have a relative going through the last stages of a terminal cancer, so the synopsis didn't appeal to me at first. However, since I'm a fan of independent movies and the trailer seemed interesting enough, I decided to give it a go. I laughed, I cried, and I had an overall good time. The movie has its (many) silly moments, but it also has a strong emotional load that is, in my opinion, even better than the comedy. I enjoyed seeing Depp in a role a little more serious than his latest movies, without weird make up on his face. He gives a truly good performance that is a clear reminder that underneath his eccentric appearance, he is an amazing actor (Black Mass being the most recent example of this). His character, I feel, is not purposely made as unlikeable and loathsome, but you can't help but feel sorry for him and by the end of the movie his many seemingly annoying traits become his most endearing qualities. As for the supporting cast, I particularly enjoyed Zoey Deutch as Claire and Danny Huston as Peter; even though they're relegated to a secondary place, they live up to their roles and deliver good performances. The cinematography and various locations were beautiful. A heads up, though; the movie can be hard to watch at points because of his illness- it did heighten the emotional load for me. And there's a lot of swearing, drinking and sexual situations, so kids should probably skip it.


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