Synopsis: Annabel is a terminally ill cancer patient and is quietly awaiting her death spending her time studying nature. Enoch is struggling to recover from the death of his parents and spends his time attending funerals with his only friend - a ghost named Hiroshi who was a WWII Japanese kamikaze pilot. Just as Annabel's sister is trying to cope with Annabel's impending death, Annabel and Enoch fall in love. They both finally have a reason to live, but is it too late to have a life together?
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Gus Van Sant
Production: Sony Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Thank you all for coming out today.

It really means a lot to us to have you here.

And I know it would have meant a lot

to my brother as well.

Chris is...

Was a natural comedian.

And anyone who knew him

has heard his patented jokes.

The setup varied from time to time.

"How many people can you fit in a boat?

"How many people can you fit in an elevator?

A car?"

But the punch line was always the same.

"One, with a big fat head. "

He used to tell me that he was getting 'em

from a book that he kept top-secret.

Stashed away.

And just before he passed away,

he called me over to tell me something.

He said,

"Eddie, there wasn't a book

with all the jokes.

"I made them up.

I didn't want you to go try looking for it. "

I like your cracker house.

Do I know you?

Does anybody here know you?

Hey, wait.

The suit was a giveaway.

You're not supposed to wear black

to these things anymore.

Why not?

'Cause it's a bummer.

Yeah, people like

to wear bright colors these days.

I don't have any bright colors.

I'm not gonna tell, or whatever,

about crashing the memorial.

Good. Sorry for your loss.

"Cast thy bread upon the waters,

"for thou shalt find it after many days. "

I'm reminded of the little squirrel

that Vicki talked about

in a poem that she wrote,

discovered among her papers.

Here's that poem.

"The leaves are turning, turning

"Yellow, orange, red

"The colors of death

"Like the squirrel without its walnut,

without its mother

"I am alone

"Like a deer that longs for running streams

My soul longs for you, my God

"My soul longs for you"

And we must remember the words

from Ecclesiastes as well.

"Cast thy bread upon the waters,

for thou shalt find it after many days.

"If the clouds be full of rain,

then they empty themselves upon the earth.

"And if the tree fall toward the south

or toward the north,

"in the place where the tree falleth... "

It's not that bad.

- C-8.

- Hit.

What do you mean? I'm ruined.

Thanks to her, they'll probably have people

watching out for me now.

I'm gonna have to be careful.


- Miss.

- Where's your dumb little boat, Hiroshi?

Maybe you should stop going

to strangers' funerals.




Miss. C-9.

How is it you win every time?

So I thought I'd give it a try.

It's not my best color.

It's one of my mom's old dresses.

It's a little big,

but it should be okay, right?

Are you following me?

No, I just thought I'd find you here.

Well, you did.

- Can I come in with you?

- No.

- Well, why not?

- Because you can't.

I don't need help, okay?

- Why?

- Because there's nothing to help with.

- Well, I can just, like...

- Just leave me alone.


I'm Annabel.

- Can I have a word with you?

- Yes.

I'm not quite sure

what your game is here, son,

but this is the fourth funeral

I've seen you at this month.

And either you are

the world's unluckiest boy

or you are a disrespectful little prankster.

If I see you around here again,

I'm calling the cops,

- and I'm going to tell all the...

- Marcus?

Marcus, I've been looking for you.

I want you to meet my cousin.

I told her all about you.

Hey. Hey,

thanks for helping with my uncle's funeral.

Yeah, he was a great, great man.

We're just all so torn up about it.

- This is my boyfriend, Marcus.

- Marcus.

- Marcus Daly.

- Nice to meet you, Marcus.

Pleasure's all yours, I'm sure.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Thank you, sir.

My aunt's taking it really hard right now,

so we're trying not to leave her alone

for too long.

Yeah. Thanks, man.

Come on.


I'm so sorry for your loss.

You'll get there.

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