A Short History of Decay



Michael Maren
Kathleen Rose PerkinsEmmanuelle ChriquiHarris YulinBryan GreenbergBenjamin KingLinda Lavin
Executive produced by Milos Forman, A SHORT HISTORY OF DECAY is a dark comedy about Nathan Fisher (Bryan Greenberg), an aspiring writer living in Brooklyn who just can?t get it together. He?s brought down to earth by the desertion of his longtime girlfriend (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a novelist on the verge of breakthrough success who now views him as a liability. But when his father (Harris Yulin) has a stroke, Nathan must travel to Florida to help out his mother (Linda Lavin), who suffers from Alzheimers. But with help from his brother (Benjamin King) and a new girlfriend (Kathleen Rose Perkins), Nathan learns important lessons about life, love and growing up.
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