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Sometimes I Think About Dying

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St Helens, Oregon is the kind of small town where you could fall asleep in the spring, wake up in the fall, and never miss a beat. That’s part of its charm. But for Fran (Daisy Ridley), stuck in an equally uneventful office job, rigor mortis may be setting in. Enter Robert (David Merheje). This balding, middle aged new colleague doesn’t exactly look like a matinee idol. But when he disarmingly confides he’s never had a job before she can’t help but be intrigued. Even more troubling, he takes an interest in her — and not in a creepy way. Slowly, unsurely, Fran emerges from her emotional shell…

With a lovely score by Dabney Morris, Rachel Lambert’s movie is a gentle, dreamy comedy about the banality of email, depression, timidity, and the kindness of strangers.

Sometimes I Think About Dying is a dark comedy of restraint and quiet, but that silence holds an incredible amount of power and emotion. Ridley gives what might be her best performance, and Lambert knows exactly how to balance the delicate mood of the film.

Ross Bonaime, Collider

Resonant, humorous, and relatable.

Mae Abdulbaki, Screen Rant


Rachel Lambert


Daisy Ridley, Dave Merheje, Parvesh Cheena, Marcia Debonis, Meg Stalter, Brittany O’Grady

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93 min

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