BFF: That Good Night



A curmudgeonly author with a terminal illness considers ending his life without involving his family in the process.

"That Good Night" looks and sounds good. The cast deliver fine performances, and the setting in a European country villa is idyllic. It's the storyline that lets the effort down. How to face the dying of the light is a big question. The screenplay carries a staunch bias around self-determination, and what's worth living for, allowing for some disappointingly sappy final scenes. Coming to terms with one's own mortality deserves a more nuanced exploration. To go or not to go.

Anne Murphy

Umbrella Entertainment 92 mins