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The film is restrained and observational, its impact cumulative.
Urging us to grin in the face of impending death, Truman handles grim material with grace, humour and the honesty of two old friends who tell it like it is.
Camara and Darin contribute outstanding work here, a beautifully meshed pair of performances that reveals nearly everything you need to know about the characters and their inner lives through exchanged looks, shrugs and the odd arched eyebrow.
The Hollywood Reporter
It’s Gay’s most emotionally direct work to date, thoroughly shedding the clever-cleverness of some of his earlier work, and also his most accessible — a clean-lined, sensitively-written and beautifully played two-hander that tackles complex issues in a refreshingly straightforward, downbeat way.
If the result is unlikely to leave audiences bawling, it’s still a well-observed study of life and loss.
Cesc Gay’s wise, wistful and well-observed film about two friends enjoying a final reunion in the shadow of impending death, is by turns amusing and affecting — and quite often both at once.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
The film’s real triumph is in how accurately it captures the intricacies of human relationships, especially when tested.
Oktay Ege Kozak
Gay’s picture proves once again that one can construct a comedy out of such material, as long as one respects the subject matter and refrains from being gimmicky in order to feel edgy and cool.
A genuine, likeable, loose-limbed buddy dramedy about impending death.
The New York Times
This well-made, low-key drama, written by Mr. Gay and Tomàs Aragay, offers some insights into terminal illness.
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