Top positive review
February 23, 2019
I first watched this movie on Amazon Prime. Then I watched it again. And then I bought it. Okay ... why?
The acting is superb and the story is both complex and simple: it's about love in the face of dying. It's about people who really love each other or grow to really love each other no matter how scared they might be of abandonment or rejection or dying. And it's about living fully during our lives -- even during the last stage of life. Yes, there are some truly funny moments in the film, but ultimately one comes to grips with death as a part of love and a part of living. We learn a lot from those who are dying, especially if we love them. They teach us such things as courage and acceptance and patience and grace. And those who are dying also learn a lot -- mostly how to let go, forgive and to truly, deeply love.
The story is funny and it's raw and it takes you places in the dying process that you never imagined. It doesn't dwell on the mechanics of cancer treatments, but rather on all the extraordinary and even joyful living that can be had during those final months. Like, how would you deal with it socially if you have "ass cancer"? This movie has been somewhat of a sleeper, but it's a great movie. I recommend it.