Best Day Ever

Synopsis: David's turning 50 and having a Mid-life Crisis! He isn't sure his "perfect husband" loves him, and if he's chosen the right career. Aging is something he never thought about, but now he is faced with making the rest of his life count and hopes his close friends can help. Realizing that he may only have about 35 years left, he must figure out his life to ensure happiness and fulfillment. Fate changes everything when he meets a 15-year younger man who shows him that age does not matter, and that maybe his future happiness is right in front of him. Based on the true story of filmmaker Jeff London and how after being single for 48 years, his life changed when he met the love of his life and found his true purpose.
82 min

We spend a lot of time worrying

about career, money,

what people will think of us,

and if we'll ever find love.

After all, isn't that

what life is all about?

Being in love?

If it's meant to be, two

people will find each other.

Turning 50 makes a guy think...

Did I pick the right career?

Did I pick the right person?

Did I settle?

Did I force my life to go the way

I think it should have gone?

What will I do with the rest of my life?

I only have about 35 years left.

I won't be a minute.

I went to get the papers.

I turned the latch off!

I forgot to turn it on again...

He's out there... he was coming in!

You look like you've had better days.

Is it because you're turning 50?

I don't know.

I don't know what's wrong with me.

I feel disconnected.

Oh my god, dude, what happened to my life?

How did I get to be 50?

There's something about those two numbers.

I was okay at 49.

I didn't feel anything, but just by

those two numbers changing to 50...

It's freaking me out.

It's just a number.

That's what you say... until it hits you.

"He's going through that mid-life crisis"

I never knew what it meant.

I never thought it would be

something I would have to deal with.

I didn't think I'd live this long.

What exactly is a mid-life crisis, anyway?

From what I can tell, It's when you hit

that state of life where you question...

if you've achieved your goals,

rate your life on how happy you are,

if you did what you set out

to do by a certain age...

I think I'm going to throw up.

I don't guess you can understand,

you're not there yet.

Look, man.

You take life way too seriously.

You just got to go along for the ride.

I wish I could be like that.

I came from a poor family.

I always wanted to have more...

for my life.

But you seem like you have

everything you could need.

You have a career... and Greg.

There's a lot you don't

know about me and Greg.

Yeah, I know Greg is a complete d*ckhead.

I just think you can do better.

Are we still having your birthday party?

I guess. I don't care.

Can I bring my cousin, from Indiana?

Indiana? Yeah, I really think

you guys will hit it off.

Indiana, huh? Farm boy, no doubt.

Yeah. He's a super cool guy,

he's in between jobs right now and

he wanted to come to town for a visit.

Sure, bring him along.

What's this?

The small town where I grew up.

My great grandma...

would take me and my brother every

day in the summer to Foster's Freeze.

She'd call it 'Foyster's Freeze'.

Between my Mom and my Grandparents,

we had a whole lot of love.

My Dad didn't seem too

interested in me and my brother.

From what Mom says, he never wanted kids.

I just don't understand what happened.

I was just 23! Look!

So, are we going to see

your parents this summer?

You keep talking about it,

but it never happens.

"Never Happens"? What

do you mean it never happens?

Forget it.

I know your parents would like me.

I'm sure they would, babe.

It's just...

It's complicated.

Sure it is, Greg.

Everything is complicated, isn't it?

That's what people say

when, they need an excuse.

When they can't find one.

C'mon, Babe. They're going to meet you.

I want them to meet you.

Sometime... when it's right.

It'll never be right.

Who's this?


That one's from my eighth birthday party.

My Dad thought it would be a great idea

to have a pinata. I was blindfolded.

I finally broke the pinata, a kid shoved

me out of the way to get the candy.

I cried, and my Dad scolded me.

To this day, I still do not

understand the rules to pinata.

Why the birthday kid is

blind when the candy falls.

Yeah, life's real tough

when you're 8 years old.

Who's this little Chubbie-Wubbie?

This poor kid looks like

he had too many tacos.

That's me, Greg.

I was overweight until I was 16.

Yep, it's an uphill

battle, the older we get.

Weight. Wrinkles.

It's only going to get harder

now that you're turning 50.

Hey, we're doing Saturday alone

tomorrow, right? No business.

Yeah yeah yeah babe, just pick

out some romantic movies.

You know, I'll make breakfast for us

when I get back from the gym and...

we'll have our alone day together.


On your day off?

Well, yeah, I mean I'll get back early.

Go early.

You won't even be here to

sleep in with me. Great.

Hey, I'll be back in time for breakfast.

No, it won't be early Greg.

It'll be 12 or 1.

You know, it's always the same.

Go to the gym, talk to

your friends, work out,

take some business calls,

stop by the office

and then you'll finally

make it back here.

You know, look at me.

I'm going to be a fatty if I keep eating the

food and meals that you keep making for me.

Alright, maybe this is okay for

you, but it's not okay for me.

That's what the gym is for Greg,

to burn off the calories.

You know, I do 2 days at

the gym, and 2 days walking.

I'm not going to make myself

a complete lunatic like you.

Look, babe. You don't have to get upset

over this, I was just stating a fact.

Then you won't be needing

this cake I made for you.

Come on, listen, I didn't

mean to make you feel bad. OK?

It's beautiful, alright?

That's exactly what I'm talking about.


We have cake or pie once a week, Greg.

Once a week.

Don't you think that...

Things are starting to come

together on this deal.

That's good, Greg. Really great.

How are things in the, uh...

Indie movie business.

Kinda slow. The economy.

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