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Movie Info & Cast


Johnny Depp delivers a wickedly funny performance as Richard, a buttoned-down college lecturer who, after learning he has six months to live, transforms into a rebellious party animal. To the shock of his wife (Rosemarie DeWitt) and school chancellor (Ron Livingston)and the delight of his students Richard leads a hilarious crusade against authority and hypocrisy in this dark comedy costarring Zoey Deutch.


  • Johnny Depp
  • Rosemarie DeWitt
  • Odessa Young
  • Danny Huston
  • Zoey Deutch
  • Devon Terrell
  • Ron Livingston
  • Linda Emond
  • Matreya Scarrwener
  • Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Did You Know?


  • The movie was originally titled "Richard Says Goodbye"
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  • During his dinner speech in act V, Johnny holds and drinks a glass of red wine, that changes into an empty champagne glass, that changes into an half full glass of champagne.
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    • Richard: In each and every moment we're composing stories of our lives, let's aim to make it a meaningful read... or at least an interesting one
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May 17, 2019

The picture fares better at finding occasional moments of warmth than at convincing us of its characters' reality.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
May 14, 2019

Sometimes a bad film is just a bad film, but Depp is most likely to pay the price.

Metacritic review by Fionnuala Halligan
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International
May 14, 2019

The film goes down easy because it saves the self-improvement clichés for the homestretch.

Metacritic review by Chuck Bowen
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine