A Beginner's Guide to Endings

Synopsis: Upon learning they only have a few days left to live, three brothers set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Jonathan Sobol
Production: Entertainment One
  3 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

# Ha

I'm paying for this call

# And I don't mind at all

# La la la la la la la la la

# Wontcha wontcha wontcha

bring a little water

# Bring a little wine

# Bring a little lovin'

# And I feel fine

# I know that you want to

# And I know that you do

# Come in here and love with me

- We're gathered here

to mourn the passing of Edward...

"Duke" White.

Some of us knew him.

Some of us loved him.

And apparently some of us

are just here for the free donuts.


Duke... never did

anything the normal way,

so... it's no surprise

we don't have a body to bury.

- Move.

- And, of course,

Duke wasn't much for church.

In fact, only time

he ever got anywhere near the Bible

was when he swore to tell the truth,

the whole truth and nothing but.

In case you were wondering,

he... he didn't.

So instead of reading Bible verse,

I'm gonna recite the lyrics

to Lynyrd Skynyrd's Freebird.

- Mom didn't show?

- We couldn't get a hold of her.

Why are you late?

- Flight was delayed

and I had a detour on the highway.

- What was her name?

- Candyanna.

- Even her name makes me wanna

put on a condom, or strip.

- Would you two shut up?

We're at a goddamn funeral.

- It's okay.

- "Lord knows I can't change.

"Lord help me...

I can't change."

Ahem. Now I'd like to have

Duke's five boys come up here

and place a personal memento

in the coffin.

He was...

...the best brother a man could have.

- He was the worst father

a man could have.

- A bus pass?

- I didn't know

we were supposed to bring presents.

That's my watch.

- Please don't make a big deal about this.

- That's my watch.

- Do not make a big deal about it!

- Don't! Cal! Get the f*ck off, Cal!!!

- Hey, hey! Hey, hey, hey!

What's the matter with you?

You should be ashamed of yourself,

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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