Spoiler Alert; The hero dies… is the name of the book the film is based on, which in turn is based on a true story.
Even though we know the hero dies in the end, we are still taken on a complex journey where we fall in love with a whole masterful cast of genuinely beautifully imperfect humans living this messed up thing called life… transitioning into, the lovingly documented, sad end of life journey of a loved one.
This film leaves you putting your own life in perspective… and makes you realise just how much you truly don’t know what the people around you are dealing with.
I have never cried so much in a movie. It’s amazing, a story told so beautifully, firmly based in a harsh reality.
THE PRESS RELEASE:
Based on Michael Ausiello’s best-selling memoir SPOILER ALERT: THE HERO DIES. The film is a heart-warming, funny and life-affirming story of how Michael and Kit’s relationship is transformed and deepened when one of them falls ill.
Director/Writer: Michael Showalter
Screenwriters: David Marshall Grant & Dan Savage, based on the book Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Michael Ausiello
Producers: Jim Parsons, Todd Spiewak, Alison Mo Massey, Michael Showalter, Jordana Mollick
Executive Producers: Michael Ausiello, Eric Norsoph, Jason Sokoloff
Cast: Jim Parsons, Ben Aldridge, Bill Irwin, Jeffery Self and Sally Field.