The Professor, Richard Says Goodbye is funny, touching, controversial, sarcastic, moving, and painful—everything you might expect of any story dealing with death.
Johnny Depp plays the lead as Richard, the utterly authentic stifled professor who engages in wild, uncharacteristic behavior in front of his students, colleagues and family when he learns he has only six more month to live.
When following Richard his challenge of coming to peace with death, we can relate to his both radical as well emotional journey of somebody going through the early death process—something so recognisable for all of us having dealt with death. A story of insights, looking back, letting go, and confrontation. This tragicomedy is both healing and hilarious at the same time.