movie: Sex, Death and Bowling
starring: Adrian Grenier, Joshua Rush
format: Netflix Canada
plot: When a man finds out his brother is dying of cancer, he returns home to spend the last few days with his family, and ends up taking his brother's place on the bowling team.
I get that this movie is a serious topic being tackled in a not so serious way, but there wasn't much to it. Guy comes home spends time with his family, and there are a bunch of flashbacks to when he was in high school. Part of it is how his nephew deals with a group of bullies at school, part of it is how his dad treats the fact he's gay and a fashion designer. The father and sister-in-law are sort of not dealing with the whole thing, each avoiding the real situation in their own way. The bowling tournament being the big distraction, as the nephew makes this last promise to his dad to win.
This could have had the ability to be a big heartbreaking tear jerker of a story, but it's just bare bones and lacks any real guts.
what did I learn? I still hate bowling.
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