A phallocentric documentary could easily be nothing but snickers and mockery, but the directors offer a work filled with warmth, humor and humanism.
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The Final Member boasts a stranger-than-fiction subject so odd and funny it almost couldn’t miss. But Bekhor and Math make the film much more than a limp gag.
A potential barroom joke blossoms into a surprisingly poignant portrait of three aging men wrestling with how to shed their mortal coil.
The Final Member finds hilarity in humanity.
the shock factor was to be expected from the get-go, and so it's not all that shocking. What is compelling, however, is the weird way this film demonstrates the supreme emotional effectiveness of a simple quest narrative.
This wonderfully weird documentary pinpoints the desire to preserve fleeting glories.
Funny, fascinating, and packing a surprisingly poignant twist, the doc will get plenty of free publicity and, for unsqueamish moviegoers, will live up to the hype.
The sincerity and honesty of the stories within, as odd as they are, make The Final Member worth seeking out.
Directors Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math favor a deadpan, clear-eyed, strikingly simple approach that brings out both the humor and the pathos in the story.