Goodbye World

Synopsis: James and Lily, estranged from society, live off the grid, raising their young daughter in a cocoon of comfort and sustainability. When a mysterious mass text ripples its way across the country, triggering a crippling, apocalyptic cyber attack, their home transitions from sheltered modern oasis to a fortress for the estranged old friends that show up at their door for protection and community. The unexpected reunion--abundant with revelry and remembrances, generously enhanced by organic wine and weed--is quickly undermined by the slights of the past, the spark of lingering flirtations and the threat of a locally grown new world order. Balancing tense confrontations with slivers of levity, director Denis Henry Hennelly pinpoints a future where ideology explodes into action in every area.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Production: IDP/Samuel goldwyn Films
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min


"I went to the woods

"because I wished to

live deliberately,

"and see if I could learn

what it had to teach,

"and not, when I came to die,

discovered that I had not lived."

That's Henry David Thoreau in 1854.

And it made sense to

me 150 years later.

So when you were still

in your mama's belly,

we sold our company,

left our old friends,

and moved here to

Northern California.

You see, I knew the great

collapse was coming.

Everyone says that now, but I knew.

It didn't take much

to tear us apart.

Just a quick ripping away of the

things we'd come to depend on.

Our world was like a

bubble waiting to pop.

And off you go.

There you go.

I had a rough day,

but that's life

It happens

Woke up on the dark

side of my mattress

I guess I forgot

to set my clock

Overslept, almost lost the job

Then to top it off,

I'm kind of hungry

Pick a good one for tonight, okay?

It's in my wallet but my

wallet ain't in my pocket

Great choice, Hannah-bear.

Show your mama.

And they don't want

me in a bad mood

Nice one.

Lily, do you think we

have enough basil inside?

I don't know.

Do you want to check?

I am working on something

important right now.

And the manager

really ain't shit

But I can't quit, so I'm

hiding in the basement

Holding onto to my face

like f*ck this place

Every day can't be the best day

Do what you can right

now, don't hesitate

That's why we try to

make love and get paid

Take the bad with the good...

So I just want to know how

awkward it's going to be.

Has he already apologized

in the e-mail?

James doesn't apologize.

Then why are we going?

Well, he might take

some responsibility.

He just never actually says

the words "I'm sorry."

Baby, baby, not when

you're driving.

"Goodbye, world"?

Did you just text me?

Honey, you're holding my phone.

Oh, yeah. Weird.

Hey, what are you doing?

We are on vacation, remember?

We agreed...

we're only talking to each other.

I'mma be so cool

But for now I got cheap

shoes, so I keep losing

Girls give no love

to a poor man

It's a prison, the

clock is warden

And it won't get no

better when I get home

The system tells you three lies.

It tells you that you're free.

You're not.

It tells you that you can change

it from within. You can't.

And if you try to change

it from the outside,

it tells the rest of the world

you're a violent criminal.

The system sent me to

jail for five years

for burning down a factory farm

that was under construction.

Real change isn't

pretty, isn't safe.

But revolution is our

moral obligation,

and the only real expression

of freedom that we have left.

What good is freedom

if you're in jail?

What good is it being out

of jail if you're not free?

Didn't you miss having sex?

Not as much as I miss good coffee.

The better half is

talking about separate

You wish you could take

it back to yesterday

You not alone,

it's hard as hell

But don't waste no time

feeling sorry for self

We'll be right here with

you through your war

Cause you're the one...

Laura Sheppard is not a

name we can have associated

with a non-profit

donor-supported organization.

I can be very effective

behind the scenes.

The right people still

take my phone calls.


your rsum is very,

very impressive.

There are many fields

where your reputation

will not be a handicap for you.

You could make

substantially more money

in the private sector.

Which is exactly the

reason you should hire me.

I'm here because I believe

it's worth fighting for.



I'm sorry.

You know, I find it really funny

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