Bye Bye Braverman


Time Out says

One of Lumet's New York movies, based on Wallace Markfield's acidly funny novel To an Early Grave, about four literary mediocrities driving around in search of a friend's funeral (the eponymous Braverman, a lionised success), meanwhile giving vent to their spleen in conversations haunted by middle-age, failure and death. Unreleased in Britain, perhaps because of its 'doubtful' taste (at one point the four find themselves hilariously stalled at the wrong funeral), it's a little unfocused but bristles with Jewish wit and fine performances.

By: TM


Release details

94 mins

Cast and crew

Sidney Lumet
Herbert Sargent
George Segal
Jack Warden
Joseph Wiseman
Sorrell Booke
Jessica Walter
Phyllis Newman
Zohra Lampert
Godfrey Cambridge
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