The Living Wake

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With one day left to live, boozy wordsmith and genius-in-his-own-mind K. Roth Binew (cowriter O’Connell) invites everyone to his funeral party (with musical numbers!) as he’s pedaled in a rickshaw through the warm-hued countryside by his hapless biographer (Eisenberg). Women are wooed, nemeses are fought, goats are stolen and a legacy cemented. Recalling the carousing misadventures of Withnail & I as reworked with Tom Stoppard’s acerbic wit, Sol Tryon’s dark, irrepressibly hilarious fable offers highbrow absurdism and low-budget filmmaking at their most clever and outlandish.—Aaron Hillis

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