A Short History of Decay

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 2014
  • Running time: 94 min
SHORT HISTORY tells the story of Nathan Fisher, a thirty-something Brooklyn “hipster” (Greenberg) whose writing career is stalled, much to the chagrin of his ambitious live-in girlfriend, Erika (Chriqui). When she unceremoniously dumps him, Nathan... read more
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SHORT HISTORY tells the story of Nathan Fisher, a thirty-something Brooklyn “hipster” (Greenberg) whose writing career is stalled, much to the chagrin of his ambitious live-in girlfriend, Erika (Chriqui). When she unceremoniously dumps him, Nathan retreats into a depressive funk, not knowing where to turn-- finish the novel? work on the play?-- when he gets a call from his brother in Florida telling him his father has been hospitalized. Racing down to "snowbird" central, Nathan finds his father (Yulin) on the mend (albeit grumpy), and his normally addled mother (Lavin) a bit hazier than usual. His quick visit turns into an extended stay during which he discovers that his aging parents are actually in much better control of their lives than he is. He also meets a woman (Perkins)--his mother's manicurist, no less-- who is the polar opposite of Erika, but who may just be exactly what Nathan needs.

Original Release

05/16/2014

US Release

05/16/2014

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Cast

Directors

Michael Maren

Writers

Michael Maren

Cast

Bryan Greenberg Nathan Fisher / Nathan
Linda Lavin Sandy Fisher
Harris Yulin Bob Fisher
Kathleen Rose Perkins Shelly
Benjamin King Jack Fisher
Emmanuelle Chriqui Erika Bryce
Nicholas Pryor The Man in White
Barbara Weetman Bartender
Anthony Reynolds Dr. Black
Rebecca Dayan Alex
Myke Holmes Ken
Carla Mahaffee Erika's Friend
Michael Maren
Nick Flynn Nick Flynn
David Schifter Law Firm Attorney
Jennifer Egan Jennifer Egan
Shane Thompson Grad Student
John Burnham Schwartz John Burnham Schwartz
Kristin Mercedes Bence Brooklyn Business Type / Young Shopper
Henry Bazemore Jr. Dr. Mattam

Producers

Milos Forman Executive Producer
Neil Rubler Executive Producer
Alfred Sapse Producer
Timothy Snell Producer

Editors

Timothy Snell

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