|aReach for me|h[videorecording] /|cDirected by LeVar Burton.
|aTaipei :|bJai Xun,|c.
|a1 videodisc (DVD) (86 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aOriginally released as a motion picture in 2008.
|aDirector, LeVar Burton ;Writer, Michael Adams.
|aSeymour Cassel, Alfre Woodard and Johnny Whitworth.
|aDying is hell, at least for Alvin, a terminally ill widower confined to his hospice bed with nothing to chew on but bitter memories. The wonderfully irascible Alvin, unforgettably portrayed by the great Seymour Cassel, correspondingly makes life hell for everyone else around him, as everyone in there explores the age old quandary of how we greet our finals days, and who will be there with us at the end. A stirring, life-affirming drama, the excellent ensemble cast includes Alfre Woodard, Adrienne Barbeau, Johnny Whitworth and Lacey Chabert in beautifully crafted performances refreshingly free of false sentimentality. The world observed from his hospice bed proves the final proving ground where Alvin learns to make the most of the time he has, and discovers the love he never knew was so close at hand.