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ALL THAT YOU LOVE WILL BE CARRIED AWAY (2004) *** ½

Drive-In Movie guru Joe Bob Briggs gives a touching performance as a suicidal salesman in this short film based on a short story by Stephen King.  Briggs collects odd graffiti from gas station restrooms and jots them down in a notebook.  Before killing himself he contemplates what to do with the notebook as he doesn’t want it to be mistaken for a suicide note.  The open ended ending is quite compelling and Briggs is excellent in his first starring role.  (He had cameos in such films as Casino, Face/Off, and another King adaptation, The Stand.)  Comic Book author Harvey (American Splendor) Pekar co-stars as the hotel desk clerk.  This surprisingly moving short film was one of King’s “Dollar Baby” films, stories that he sold the film rights to aspiring filmmakers for only a dollar.

Tags: a, drama, stephen king
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