The Most Fun You Can Have Dying is a 2012 New Zealand film directed by Kirstin Marcon and starring Matt Whelan, Roxanne Mesquida and Pana Hema Taylor. The film is based on the novel Seraphine Blues written by Steven Gannaway.
The film follows Michael, a Kiwi University student who on being told he has only a few months to live decides to take his life into his own hands and enjoy every minute he has left.
The Most Fun You Can Have Dying was a nominee for the Best Film of 2012 at the New Zealand Film awards.
The story begins in Hamilton, New Zealands fourth largest city where Michael (Matt Whelan) lives in a run down student flat with his best friend David (Pana Hema Taylor). Michael has been having medical tests and is given the shattering news that he has terminal liver cancer. Michael reacts by drinking excessively and hiding the news from his friends. Through the support Michael is offered by his friends, especially David, he begins to accept his prognosis. It is revealed via photographs that Michael's mother also died from cancer.