- Release Date: Sep 15, 2006
- Summary: A snappy, smart and heart-warming comedy for the 21st century unfolds against modern day Manhattan. Peter Falk stars as Morris Applebaum, a feisty retired thespian with deep roots in Broadway theater. On the eve of his 90th birthday, Morris invites his three middle-aged children back to his stylish apartment for the party of a lifetime. As a postscript, Morris informs them bluntly that after the party he plans to bring the curtain down on himself and make his "final exit." Flying in from all parts of the country, his children converge on their father's home to try and convince him that life is still worth living. (Allumination Filmworks)… Expand
- Director: Jeff Hare
- Genre(s): Comedy
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RonT.Sep 18, 2006I thought it was Great! Especially the kissing scene with Laura San Giacomo and Jeffrey Sams. It is simply fantastic!
griffing.Sep 16, 2006I should only be a sassy when I get to be 90! A bit over the top? Yes. But, the dialogue is fast and funny and the topic very appropo for ,well, everyone. Should people have the right to call the shots with their own lives? Do we have to wait and "Check Out" when we are in pain and have no dignity left? Do we live for the sake of others...so they do not feel guity? Check it out.… Collapse
Aug 14, 2010Checking Out, a film which makes the stage-to-screen transition, is just about average. Despite the fact that it is a schmaltzy comedy filled with clichÃ©d humor and stereotypical characters, it is, most of the time, an entertaining film with amusing punchlines. On the other hand, the film gradually succumbs to the myriad of tedious monologues delivered by Peter Falk. It will not appeal much due to its slow pace.… Expand