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A Broken Life (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 September 2008 (USA)
Tortured by his own mediocrity, Max decides to commit suicide and recruits his only friend Bud, a struggling filmmaker, to record his last day on earth. Bent on exacting revenge, Max tracks... See full summary »

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Neil Coombs
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Sizemore ... Max
Corey Sevier ... Bud
Grace Kosaka ... Melinda
Ving Rhames ... Vet
Saul Rubinek ... Boss
Arcadiy Golubovich ... Sasha
Cynthia Dale ... Carla
Kris Holden-Ried ... Mikhail (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
Danya Nearon ... Gang Leader
Faye Ly Faye Ly ... Jade
Nathan Carter ... Student
Cosette Derome Cosette Derome ... Catherine
Joanna Jang Joanna Jang ... Prostitute
Stacey LaBerge Stacey LaBerge ... Woman #1
Carinne Leduc ... French tourist
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Tortured by his own mediocrity, Max decides to commit suicide and recruits his only friend Bud, a struggling filmmaker, to record his last day on earth. Bent on exacting revenge, Max tracks down and finally confronts his overbearing Boss and his ex-wife. His rage builds until his last day is turned upside down by the kindness of a young woman in a wheelchair. Just moments from his own end, Max finds hope but is it too late to fix what is broken? Written by G. Kosaka

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Max plans to fix what is broken with a single bullet...if only it were that simple.

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Boss: You know Max, if you're looking for a raise, the gun thing's not the way to go.
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Remake of Last Night on Earth (2004) See more »

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Tom to the Max
28 June 2008 | by jerscott08See all my reviews

I saw 'A Broken Life' at a test screening in Toronto and overall I enjoyed it very much. The premise of a guy wanting to videotape his own suicide sounds pretty bleak but in fact, there's a lot of humor in the film and some pretty touching moments between Max and his filmmaker sidekick Bud. It was particularly interesting to see Tom Sizemore deliver a strong performance in a leading role and a real departure from what I've seen him in before. Some of the best moments are between Tom and the Vet played by Ving Rhames. There's also a great scene with Saul Rubinek. Following on from that thought, my major criticism is that the film occasionally feels like a series of vignettes but overall it's still a great ride.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre a Vida e a Morte See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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