The Last Day of August

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  • Summary: After being paralyzed, Dan (Michael Izquierdo) retreated to a family cabin in upstate New York. On the last day of August, his closest friends arrive unannounced to confront him about his recent reclusive and self-destructive behavior. Wanting to support him, yet skeptical of hisAfter being paralyzed, Dan (Michael Izquierdo) retreated to a family cabin in upstate New York. On the last day of August, his closest friends arrive unannounced to confront him about his recent reclusive and self-destructive behavior. Wanting to support him, yet skeptical of his psychological health, they attempt the tight-rope walk of loving confrontation in the hopes of convincing Dan to return home. Expand

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    Oct 3, 2013
    70
    The film benefits from nice performances and nice work by Mr. DiFolco (making his directorial debut), even if the ending is not as psychologically complex as earlier scenes lead us to hope.
  2. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Oct 29, 2013
    50
    Decently crafted but with not quite enough up its narrative sleeve to make a memorable impact, writer-director Craig DiFolco’s debut feature leaves one waiting for explosive revelations that never arrive.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 29, 2013
    40
    This static, talky effort ultimately doesn’t justify its feature-length running time despite some strong performances and the occasional moving moment.
  4. Reviewed by: Zachary Wigon
    Oct 1, 2013
    20
    The film's delivery system sets itself up for failure.

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