George is a gay British professor living in L.A. in the 1960s during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The movie details a day in his life, possible his last one because he plans to commit suicide that night. He is reeling from the death of his lover Jim, who died in a car accident 8 months ago. As the day progresses, George is making his final arrangements, writing letters, fixing his insurance policy. During the day, he meets up with Charley, a good friend of his, who seems to be in love with him, regardless of his homosexuality. George also spends time with a student Kenny, who's fixated on him and insists that they have a drink. After intimate conversations, the two go back to George's place, drunk. George has a change of heart and realizes that today isn't the day he's going to die—having experienced insightful moments that day that give him a little hope. Ironically, as he makes this epiphany, he suffers a heart attack and dies.
Best part of story, including ending:
It shows you the value of life, however "insignificant" or random events may seem.
Best scene in story:
George's scenes with Kenny of their talks about life were interesting.
Opinion about the main character:
George doesn't know how to live life without Jim, but when he gets the chance to get out of his sadness, it's too late.