A Broken Life

Synopsis: Tortured by his own mediocrity, Max decides to commit suicide and recruits his only friend Bud, a struggling filmmaker, to record his last day on earth. Bent on exacting revenge, Max tracks down and finally confronts his overbearing Boss and his ex-wife. His rage builds until his last day is turned upside down by the kindness of a young woman in a wheelchair. Just moments from his own end, Max finds hope but is it too late to fix what is broken?
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Neil Coombs
Production: Anchor Bay Entertainment
97 min

believe it or not.

l'm the star.

And l want you to film it.

l want you

to film the last day of my life.

Max, this isn't--

this isn't funny.

- This isn't clever, okay?

- Oh, come on.

- No no. lt's nuts.

- Bud.

What the f*ck?

You know what?

- You're really losing it, know that?

- Oh, come on.

- l'm sorry.

- Oh, come on, please.

Bud, it's a joke.

F*ck it.

- Please.

- You can't do this to me.

Even as a joke,

it's not fair, Max.

l swear to God,

l'll get this thing done.

l'm gonna get this thing done,

you know?

With you or without you.

Come on,

it's not just talk this time.

Why do you think l want you

to film me, Bud?

lt's my gift to you.

You-- you'll be famous.

You'll be a somebody,

instead of a--

instead of a nobody, like me.

l mean, you have everything to gain

and nothing to lose.


l'm begging you as a friend.

Bud, please.

Give me the camera.


( sniffs )



- Thanks.

- Okay, Max.

- What should we do?

- Let's go.



So, there it is--


This will be my liberation.

- How long you gonna keep this up?

- Until l pull the trigger.

Come on, Jesus Christ.

Keep filming. Come on.

Come on.

- You really are crazy, aren't you?

- What do you think?

Let's take the stairs.

Come on.

Come on.

But very cinematic, okay?

You know, maybe you

could animate this part.

Um-- oh, l know. Hold on.

l-- l never had a nickname.

You know, like Curly, Fats

or, you know, Slim.

There were-- there were two kinds

of kids who didn't have nicknames.

There were the--

the ones on top

and then there were

the invisible ones like me.

You know? l guess l just

wasn't worth the trouble.

You know what l mean?

l remember,

there was this--

this boy--

aw, forget it.

No, tell me.

- What?

- The boy.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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