This is a much, much richer movie then the previews indicate.
It’s not a romp. It’s not light. It is very rich, and full of laughter and tears.
What it is a superbly well acted movie about death and dying. Which is a topic you don’t see a lot in Hollywood. It’s also about how hard fatherhood can be.
George Clooney shows that he is more then just a star, but legitimately a good actor. And Alexander Payne is a great writer and director.
It also reminded me how honorable and rewarding hospice work is and working with dying patients and their families. Hospice/hospital work with dying patients is extremely brave.
Well worth seeing, made me feel lucky to still have my dad alive, after being diagnosed more then 3 years ago with brain cancer.
Right now would be my #4 movie of the year between “The Muppets” and “Harry Potter 7:2.” Really excellent work, well worth seeing. Glad it got a full theater on a Wednesday night.