The Living Wake

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  • PG-13
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.0  (960)
  • 37

In the movie The Living Wake from 2007, directed by Sol Tryon, we delve into the final hours of K. Roth Binew, a self-proclaimed genius and famous writer who decides to hold his own funeral while he is still alive. K. Roth Binew, played by Mike O'Connell, is a flamboyant and eccentric character who loves nothing more than being the center of attention. Believing that he has only a few hours left to live, he sets out to put on a show that will not only celebrate his life but also leave a lasting impression.

Accompanied by his loyal and faithful sidekick, Mills Joaquin, played by Jesse Eisenberg, K. Roth Binew embarks on a journey throughout the city, gathering friends, foes and strangers, inviting them to his living wake.

The Living Wake is a dark comedy that explores the theme of mortality and the meaning of life. While it may seem like a depressing topic, the movie is anything but that. It is a celebration of life, albeit an unconventional one.

Through the movie, we see K. Roth Binew's character undergo a transformation as he comes to terms with his own mortality. At the beginning of the film, he is seen as a pompous and narcissistic character who believes he is the center of the universe. However, as the movie progresses, we see him open up and reveal a vulnerable side to his personality.

The movie also has a strong supporting cast, which includes comedians Jim Gaffigan and Ann Dowd. Jim Gaffigan's character, K. Roth Binew's nemesis, is one of the highlights of the film. His deadpan delivery and sarcastic wit provide a great foil to K. Roth Binew's over-the-top antics.

The Living Wake is a visually stunning movie. The director, Sol Tryon, uses a mixture of black and white and color to enhance the whimsical and fantastical elements of the movie. The movie feels like a cross between a Tim Burton film and a Wes Anderson movie, with its quirky characters and eccentric sets.

The soundtrack of the movie is also noteworthy. The music, composed by Kimo Williams and produced by David Robbins, sets the perfect tone for the film. The score is a mixture of mournful and whimsical melodies, with the occasional comedic trumpet anthem thrown in for good measure.

Despite its dark subject matter, The Living Wake is a funny and heartwarming movie. It is a movie that makes you appreciate life and the people around you. It is a movie that reminds us that life is short and that we should make the most of it while we can.

Overall, The Living Wake is a charming and quirky movie that is worth watching. It is a movie that will make you laugh and make you cry. It is a movie that will leave you with a smile on your face and make you think about what really matters in life.

The Living Wake is a 2007 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 37.

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    1 hr 31 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (960)
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