A story that centers on an English professor who, one year after the sudden death of his partner, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960′s Los Angeles. He’s so distraught with heartbreak that he’s decided to kill himself, and proceeds to get all his affairs in order while carrying on with what otherwise would be a normal day. He gives an unusually forceful lecture to his class, revealing enough that a perceptive student, Kenny (Nicholas Hoult), senses something is wrong with the professor; collects his important financial papers from his bank; buys bullets for a handgun he owns.
But throughout these methodical preparations, George keeps running into people — a colleague’s daughter, a attractive gay hustler, and the sympathetic Kenny — who offer him glimpses of why he should stay alive.
Starring: Nicholas Hoult
Rating: 4 Stars