The Oscar Project Reviews
If you don't at least get a tear in your eye watching this film, chances are you are not really human.
This is the second short documentary on the subject of end of life care released by Netflix to be nominated for an Oscar in the last three years. I remember watching "Extremis" two years ago, and appreciating its impact, but this one stuck with me a bit more.
Perhaps it's the inclusion of a story about a woman nearing the end of her life and seeing her young son facing a future life without his mother. Maybe it was the variety of stories and types of end of life care displayed in this film. Whatever it was, I've been thinking on this film more than previous encounters with this subject.
Clocking in at just under the Academy's short film limit of 40 minutes, you can easily take in this film in an evening, but be warned, it is not for the faint of heart. You will be forced to deal with the subject of death when watching this film. But the important message here is that we are all faced with these decisions at some point, yet so few of us are prepared to deal with them. Take the time and discuss your wishes with your family today.
7 out of 10