An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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Alex Lehmann
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Woods ... Doctor Hagen
Mark Duplass ... Michael
Ray Romano ... Andy
Jen Sung ... Master Liu (as Jen Kuo Sung)
Stephen Oyoung ... Chien
Bjorn Johnson ... Master Liu (voice)
Harry Dej Harry Dej ... Copy Shop Customer
Sierra Fisk ... Olive
Alana Carithers Alana Carithers ... Dr. Laurey (voice)
Lu Junchang ... Ku Woo Tai (as Junchang Lu)
Hiroo Minami ... Ninja 1
Sam Ly ... Ninja 2
Alexandra Billings ... Judy
Kadeem Hardison ... Dave
Dendrie Taylor ... Nancy
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An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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A Comedy of Dramatic Proportions

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The red car that they take on the road trip contains the letters DNR which stands for Do Not Resuscitate. This is a legal order to allow natural death. See more »

Goofs

A scene at the beginning of the film shows Michael looking at a forum at a cancer research website. The address bar comes into frame revealing the address to be //Users/AngelJHerrera/Desktop/Puns/ micheal%20screens/Living%20With%20Terminal%20Illness.pdf. Revealing it is not a website and is a PDF file. The user, Angel Herrera, is the production designer of the film. See more »

Quotes

Michael: [shouting] I'm the dying guy!
Andy: [shouting] I'm the other guy!
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Connections

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Asian Bed
Written by Kenneth Vandevrie
Performed by Kenneth Vandevrie
Courtesy of APM Music
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This is why I go to movies
4 February 2019 | by calinolanSee all my reviews

I had the privilege of watching the world premiere at Sundance. It's a poignant story of friendship between two men who have chosen to live a simple, uncomplicated life. At first I felt sad for these characters, who seemed to be just existing. But as the story moved along, what at first seemed mundane became a sense of comfortable routine. When faced with a terminal diagnosis for Michael, the pair embarks on a stoic journey through his final chapter. Along the way they reveal parts of themselves that were previously muted. Watching them maneuver the stages of grief, while knowing what the final outcome will be is heart wrenching. By the final scenes I was openly sobbing. The performances by Mark Duplass and Ray Romano pulled out a whole gamut of emotions. I found myself at various times laughing out loud, occasionally slightly uncomfortable, unendingly empathetic, and often sad. This is why I love movies, especially ones as beautifully made as this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paddleton See more »

Filming Locations:

Lompoc, California, USA See more »

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2.00 : 1
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