How to Kill a Mockingbird (2003)

Run Time - 104 min.  |  
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Minneapolis-based director Joe Sweet takes a darkly humorous look at the human decision-making process and the "internal voices" that influence those decisions in his 2003 cinematic debut, How to Kill a Mockingbird. Thirtyish, married, and milquetoast, Roger Washburn (Brian Sostek) drops his keys in the street and looks up to see a large truck heading directly at him. Just before being hit, Roger watches everything around him freeze in time, except for an elderly man who creeps up to Roger and introduces himself as Memelstein (Wayne Evenson). Revealing to Roger that the younger man's physical body has just been smashed and killed by the truck, Memelstein further explains that they are both now "inner voices" who go around whispering thoughts and or ideas into the minds of the living in order to help them make sound decisions and thus lead happy lives. Roger proceeds to fulfill his assigned eternal lot -- with some humorous missteps along the way -- while contending with the malevolent inner voices that intend to stymie Roger every step of the way.