Staff Picks: Movies
Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.
Attending Your Own Funeral
Seeing Robert Duvall's crazy hermit hair on the back of the DVD case for Get Low made me want to see this movie. In Schneider's movie, Duvall has lived alone for 40 years in the Tennesses backwoods trying to pay penance for some past actions that are slowly revealed throughout the movie. During those 40 years, the townspeople have passed along a lot of stories about what he has done and why he lives alone. He has also become the destination for dares amongst the children who are afraid of him, but also intrigued by the mystery.
Feeling his mortality, Duvall decides to commission a funeral party, but one which he will attend, alive. Bill Murray, an owner of a funeral parlor, decides to make it happen. The prickly and humorous interactions between Murray and Duvall are fun to watch.