Why Me? (1978)

  |  Short, Animation, Comedy


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Unfortunately, Nesbitt Spoon has just received the grievous news from his doctor that he is about to die--not in a year or even a month; but in the next five short minutes. Now, what would you do if you had less than five minutes to live?


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8 July 2017 | TheOneManBoxOffice
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| The five stages of grief summed up in five minutes (actually 10)
You know, when you're given an ultimatum by your doctor that you have only a limited time left to live because of your illness, it can be very distressing and difficult to deal with, regardless of how long. However, when you are told you only have five minutes to live, that's when it starts to become absurd. This is best illustrated in this short film simply called "Why Me?", made by our neighbors to the north, Canada.

The short depicts Nesbitt Spoon (Marshall Efron), whom, after a check- up, is told to see the doctor in his office. When the doctor (Richard Gilbert) tells him the bad news, which I mentioned already, Mr. Spoon practically goes through all of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance, all within his final five minutes of life on this planet.

This just goes to show that even though the thought of our impending death isn't a funny thing, it can be made funny. In the case of this picture, it's morbidly hilarious due to the absurdity of the scenario, and I'm sure that everyone, regardless of how healthy they are, can relate if they were told that they only have just five minutes of life left and reacted the same way. It's short, sweet, and to the point, and worth a look.

The short can be seen for free at the National Film Board of Canada's website (nfb.ca) or on their YouTube Channel.


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Short | Animation | Comedy

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1978

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English


Country of Origin

Canada

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