G.T. Benz, a Viet Nam vet and recent widower, tries to cope with the problems of aging and loneliness -- while beset by an aggressive robo-caller. The tedium and aggravations in his life ...
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G.T. Benz, a Viet Nam vet and recent widower, tries to cope with the problems of aging and loneliness -- while beset by an aggressive robo-caller. The tedium and aggravations in his life are only relieved by a weekly get-together with his old 'Nam buddies, ex-fighter pilots like himself. He joyfully looks forward to a promised visit from his long absent daughter, "Tricia," whom he describes as "my only reason for living." A poor prognosis from his doctor gives urgency to his desire to see her at least one more time. However, Tricia, unaware of G.T.'s state of health, keeps putting off her visit. Meanwhile, a 'Nam buddy dies, and the robocalls become more intense. When a manipulative woman emerges from G.T.'s past, his life is thrown into chaos and he is driven to a desperate act.Written by
It is more of a drama and it runs at a slow pace as other reviewers have suggested. I didn't find it to be painfully slow or boring, though. I'm a younger guy myself, but it seems like it paints a pretty good picture of what it's like to start coming of old age.
GT, the main character of the story has worn down since his younger days and lost a generous amount of his patience. Time and time again, he is getting calls from a solicitation company, and time and time again, he tells them he has no interest in their propaganda. As they proceed to call, he starts to reach a boiling point. He has also reached that time in his life where he is starting to see his close friends die off, and it takes an emotional toll on him.
I enjoyed the movie. I'm not sure if it is something I'd be eager to watch again, but I wasn't dissatisfied with it. I was a little nervous about how the ending would play out but I think it ended the right way.
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