A comic but moving exploration of American cultural confusion around aging and dying - and our inability to control either. More…
In a quest for a "good death," a dying Caucasian-American Buddhist in Boulder, Colorado enlists her reluctant mixed-Filipino family in micromanaging her impending funeral rites.
See it if you want to see an overlong story about death with caricatured people. The humor felt awkward.
Don't see it if you don't need another predictable family death story. Nothing you haven't seen or heard.
See it if you want to see a somewhat comical view of dying from the perspective of two different culures, and involving a disfunctional family
Don't see it if you don't bring a padded seat cushion. The seating at La Mama Downstairs is horrific. Good actors but first act is really slow
See it if Pro acting, daughter was a standout. Very overwrought and somewhat cliched on the hippie front as the characters would have had to be older.
Don't see it if You are not into death and dying and family dynamics for 2 hours. Spoiler alert: you get the full enchilada complete with death rattle.