R | | Comedy, Drama
Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.
May have been inspired by the Alfred Nobel incident. Upon reading his prematurely published obituary with horror, the Swedish inventor of dynamite left the majority of his considerable fortune to fund the Nobel Prizes, in an attempt to improve his legacy.
Please don't have a nice day. Have a day that matters. Have a day that's true. Have a day that's direct. Have a day that's honest. A nice day? Mm-mmm, you'll be miserable. Have a day that means something.
Anne initially refuses to write Harriet's obituary before she's dead, even though that convention only applies to *publishing* obituaries. Print & TV news media keep large collections of living obituaries, which have to be constantly updated.
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