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Cast: Harris Yulin, Bryan Greenberg, Linda Lavin, Kathleen Rose Perkins
Nothing is going right for no luck Nathan Fischer, a failed Brooklyn writer, who visits his ailing parents in Florida where he finds his motherís Alzheimers has gotten worse and his Father has recently had a stroke.
"A Short History of Decay" Tells the story of Nathan, a writer living in Brooklyn but he seems more like a slacker. Now do not get me wrong his heart is in the right place but there seems to be a lack of motivation. One day his girlfriend decides she has had enough and leaves him but things get worse when his brother calls to tell him their dad suffered a stroke and their mother is getting worse as well with her Alzheimers.
Right in the middle of his own problems Nathan catches a plane to Florida to see how things are. After he arrives he finds out his dad already checked himself out of the hospital and his brother had flown home so that leaves Nathan alone with his two ailing parents.
"A Short History of Decay" is a drama/comedy about family, aging and dealing with the inevitable changes that come with it. This is a touching drama that is made better by moments of humor sprinkled in and a cast that does a terrific job playing their characters.
Bryan Greenberg does a fantastic job playing Nathan and Harris Yulin and Linda Lavin all absolutely amazing as his parents. It was really nice to see Linda Lavin again, I have not seen her since her days as Alice on the hit Television show.
Production wise the film looks and sounds amazing with its gorgeous scenery and wonderful soundtrack which fits each and every scene perfectly. "A Short History of Decay" is a breath of fresh air when it comes to dramas, it is honest, realistic and it packs an emotional punch, you will be laughing out loud one minute and crying the next. The film also reminds us all of our own mortality and what comes with getting older. I loved everything about this film and recommend it to everyone.
The film is available now, you can order the DVD HERE.
Released by Arc Entertainment
***** Out Of *****