In Memory of My Father

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"... but what about me?"
  • Not R
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.6  (654)

In Memory of My Father is a dark comedy-drama film directed by Christopher Jaymes, released in 2005. The film is set in Los Angeles and details the dysfunctional family of an eccentric screenwriter who dies, leaving his three adult sons to deal with their respective emotional baggage. The film's main character is Alex, played by Jeremy Sisto, who is the middle son and the most responsible member of the family. He is a struggling writer and aspiring director who is continuously pressured by his father's expectations. The eldest son, Ash (Christopher Jaymes), is a failed actor and drug addict who is often at odds with Alex. The youngest son, Beau (Matt Keeslar), is an emotionally immature aspiring musician who still lives with his mother.

The film starts with the family coming together to plan their father's funeral. Alex is the only responsible adult in the family, and he takes on the responsibility of planning the funeral. Ash, who is high on drugs, creates chaos in the funeral home, making it more difficult for Alex to keep things under control. Beau is not interested in helping and is only concerned with getting laid. As the plot unfolds, tensions between the brothers begin to surface, memories of their father's abuse and neglect surface, and the family's history of mental illness comes into play.

The plot is driven by Alex's quest to find his father's last screenplay, which his father left incomplete before his death. Alex hopes that completing the script will help him come to terms with his relationship with his father and give his father's life some meaning.

Throughout the movie, we see flashbacks of Alex's childhood, highlighting his tumultuous relationship with his father. We see his father's various attempts to turn him into a successful writer, including forcing him to rewrite his father's screenplays and cutting him out of his will when he decided to pursue his own writing.

The film is shot in a hyper-realistic style, with close-ups and tight camera angles that create a claustrophobic atmosphere, emphasizing the family's dysfunction. The dialogue is witty and often dark, with a lot of humor coming from the family's interactions and the absurdity of their situation.

The acting is great, with Sisto delivering a nuanced performance as the tortured protagonist. The supporting cast of Jaymes and Keeslar is also excellent, bringing depth and complexity to their roles.

In Memory of My Father is a dark comedy-drama that explores the complexities of family relationships and the ways in which they shape our lives. It is a thought-provoking film that asks difficult questions about the nature of memory, love, and legacy. Overall, it is a compelling and entertaining movie that is definitely worth watching if you are interested in exploring the dark side of family dynamics.

In Memory of My Father is a 2005 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

In Memory of My Father
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  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
    Not R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 36 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (654)