Synopsis by Mark Deming
A man finds himself developing a new perspective on life once he finds out it's almost over in this comedy-drama. Benjamin Kasparian (John Turturro) is a paleontologist of Armenian descent who has just split up with his wife Amanda (Katherine Borowitz). While trying to readjust to single life, Benjamin visits the doctor and is informed he's suffering from an unusual brain disease called Talbot's Syndrome, and he's not likely to live longer than five weeks. Benjamin is initially philosophical about his fate and decides to enjoy himself as much as he can in the time he has left -- much to the disgust of Amanda, his best friend (Oleg Kisseliov), his boss (Julian Richings), and his new girlfriend (Vanya Rose), all of whom believe he should be taking the matter more seriously. But before long, Benjamin starts seeing images of his childhood in Armenia everywhere he goes, and he sets out on one last mission in his life -- to dig up his late parents, who are buried in Canada, and have their remains placed in Armenian soil, where Benjamin now believes he and his family belong.