Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: September 26, 2003
8.8
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Universal acclaim based on 46 Ratings
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ChadS.Jul 21, 2006
It's a real toss-up as to which character is more pathetic; the janitor with terminal cancer who lives in a trailer, or the hairdresser with braids who devotes her life to a certain unfortunate musical act from the late-eighties. For It's a real toss-up as to which character is more pathetic; the janitor with terminal cancer who lives in a trailer, or the hairdresser with braids who devotes her life to a certain unfortunate musical act from the late-eighties. For the most part, "My Life Without Me" ably transcends TV-movie, disease-of-the-week waters(thanks to Sarah Polley's gritty performance), but even she can't save the scene in which a neighbor(whom we just met) gives an incredibly maudlin monologue that grinds the whole film to a halt. It's also hard to swallow that the husband doesn't realize his wife is dying. He doesn't seem to be on crack. Expand
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HelenaL.Jul 8, 2006
visually, this film is superb. a very good script too, in terms of structure, even though the story itself sounds a bit conservative (see also the Village's witty review).
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[Anonymous]Sep 15, 2007
The story presents a credible alternative to dieing young without being taken in by self-pity.
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