The Pallbearer

Synopsis: Chaos unfolds as Tom is roped into being a pallbearer (and delivering the eulogy!) by the mother of a recently deceased "friend" from high school that he just can't remember. In the meantime, an unrequited love from high school (NOT the dead guy's girlfriend) reappears in his life.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Matt Reeves
Production: Miramax
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
4.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
45%
PG-13
Year:
1996
98 min
27 Views


I am just gonna have to

do this one little thing for her.

It starts off as

one little thing, all of a sudden

you're enmeshed in a situation.

- This could be part

of a whole scam operation.

- What?

One minute you're

carrying this guy's coffin,

the next you're lying in a ditch naked.

- Is that suit black?

- No, it's a charcoal gray weave

with a chalk stripe. Why?

- What are you, 40 regular?

Scott, please.

- No, no.

I wear this suit to work.

This is my main work suit.

I have a problem here.

I have to look presentable.

This is a $600 suit.

- Now I'm starting to see you

for who you really are.

- Come on.

No, I'm serious. What if it were Brad

lying in the coffin?

Whoa! What are you

talkin' about, "Brad"?

Hey, all the shit you eat,

your heart's a time bomb.

That's nice. That's a nice thing.

I've had enough. I gotta go.

- What do you mean? We're not done here.

- Hey, it's 10:
30.

So? It's Tuesday night.

Can you believe him?

It's 10:
30 already?

Come on, let's go.

If you don't lend me the suit,

Scott, I can't do it, I can't go.

- I'll have to call her back.

- That's good.

You don't need this right now.

- And don't forget the wedding shower.

- Oh, yeah. I'm not going.

- You're going. You're the best man.

- No.

How can he marry her?

She's like an albatross around his neck.

You don't understand.

It's called a relationship.

Oh, what?

Cynthia's an albatross.

Bring some wine, okay?

You better come.

- Cynthia. Hi.

- Oh, hi!

Oh, my God, you'll

never believe who's coming.

- How could you invite Jared Schneidman?

- Just relax and you'll be fine.

- Why?

- Is that what you're wearing?

Of course, it's what I'm wearing.

We're here.

- Wait. Who's coming?

- Now, don't panic.

- I'm not.

- Good. I ran into her

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Jason Katims

Jason Katims (born November 30, 1960) is an American television writer, producer, and playwright. He is best known as the creator of several television series, including Relativity (1996), Roswell (1999-2002), Friday Night Lights (2006-2011), Parenthood (2010-2015), About a Boy (2014-2015) and Rise (2018). more…

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