Dick Johnson Is Dead


Documentary / Drama

IMDb Rating 7.9


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89 min
P/S 1 / 0

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Reviewed by Jared_Andrews 8

To help her dad (and herself) cope with his declining health and eventual death, a woman stages fake accidents that kill her father. They're all fake, of course. They play to laughs, and inspire the title of the film, but they're really only a small aspect of the film on the whole. The story mostly focuses on their relationship and shows how special Dick Johnson is as a father, a grandfather, and a human being. He is lovable, hilarious, and perpetually happy. Everyone loves this man. You'll love him too. And you'll love this movie. It's an incredibly nuanced and intelligent examination of death, but it wisely disguises itself as a comedy so viewers can watch without openly weeping the entire time. In the end, you'll still cry, but you'll smile too.

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Reviewed by Jeremy_Urquhart 7

It&#39;s rare that a movie with so much good stuff in it is also quite frustrating.<br/><br/>At the risk of going on too long: the main problem for me was the tone. The darkly comedic fantasy sequences never quite meshed with the far more effective (and more frequent) parts of the film that nakedly deal with the inevitability of death, and the immense struggles of aging. There was one fantasy sequence which was surprising moving in a really surreal way, until it clunkily featured an intentionally jarring gag, and I was pulled right out of feeling something profound.<br/><br/>I just... wasn&#39;t on this movie&#39;s level- I could tell I really liked it, and almost felt like I could love it, but it never sat 100% right with me. The whole premise of killing him in make believe ways never seemed to gel with the genuine emotions of the more down to earth stuff, and it left me a bit confused. There was surely an intent and a purpose, but it&#39;s one I can&#39;t grasp.<br/><br/>I know there&#39;s something here I&#39;m missing, and the stuff I got I know I really liked, so I can still say it&#39;s a good movie for sure. But it&#39;s almost like I&#39;m missing a part of my brain that would enable me to fully &quot;get&quot; this movie, y&#39;know? Almost as confusing for me as I&#39;m Thinking of Ending Things was ??

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Reviewed by marmar-69780 7

Dick Johnson is Dead was a good documentry in which one we are watching a family and a daughter preparing its father for his death but in a very fun and enterteining way that had both sweet and sad moments in it and in end i must say that i liked this project.The said story was very nicely written and directed and even if im not a big fan of this kind of movies,i must admit that i really liked this one and what was happening on screen,ending of a movie was also very nicely done and it showed us how actually feels to lose someone that we love and how painful that can be.Dick Johnson is dead was a good documentry

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