The title of this film reminds me of the names of songs by the Dead Kennedys like Kill The Poor. In actuality this film is about the people who are left behind by tomorrow. The film is about an elderly couple who lose their house and are forced to live separately with different members of their family. In their time with the children each is made to feel as uncomfortably welcome as possible. Every moment with them in the room is an unbearable burden for the children. These parts make up the majority of the film and they are heart wrenching. Director Leo McCarey pulls no punches by letting scenes play out for every uncomfortable second.
The second part of the film is a brief afternoon when the couple is temporarily reunited. They use a car salesman to ride in style around places they used to go. Everywhere they go they are treated with the same uncomfortable kindness. However, as long as they are together they are happy. Unfortunately, the film ends how it must with the couple parting, uncertain whether they will ever see each other alive again.
This is a powerful film. It’s tough to sit through and I wouldn’t recommend a second viewing. However, make the effort and watch it once.