Living Will is a 2011 independent film directed by Matthew Lauyer and starring Ryan Dunn, in what would be his final film role.
After suffering with a severe bout of constipation, stoner/slacker Belcher (Dunn) dies unexpectedly of a brain aneuryism. His best friend, Will, is heartbroken. That is, until he meets Belcher's cousin, Krista, at the funeral. The two hit it off, and Will soon contemplates asking her to move in...until Belcher returns, in the form of a ghost that only Will can see. Soon Krista, Belcher and Will's ex Tammy fight for Will's attention, while Belcher must cope with the limitations of being dead.
In an eerie case of life imitating art, actor Ryan Dunn was killed in an accident only a few months before the movie was due for release.
The film was released directly to DVD on Oct 4, 2011.
This film provides examples of:
- Animal Mecha: Will's costume.
- Bar Brawl: With a supernatural twist.
- Bow Chicka Wow Wow: Lampshaded during an argument, which includes several variations on the trope name.
- Bromantic Foil: Belcher
- Fate Worse than Death: Delaware, apparently. And this according to two guys from Joisey.
- Missing Trailer Scene: A scene at a gas station, and later, a scene of Belcher being drunkenly dragged into a house by two friends.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: A major factor in the plot.
- Reality Subtext
- The Silent Bob: Furbush
- Stoner Flick
- The Stinger: Four of them.
- The Vamp: Tammy
- Triang Relations: Type 4, with the outside party in the role of villain. If you add in Belcher (see Ho Yay), this almost becomes a Harem Comedy.