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R| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
When hard-working mother of two Ann (Sarah Polley) discovers she has terminal ovarian cancer and the doctors give her two months to live, she decides to keep the news from her family. Passing off her increasing weakness as a mild case of anemia, Ann begins to put her priorities in order in preparation for the last few months of her life. She records birthday messages for her daughters, visits her estranged father in prison and even seeks a replacement wife for her husband, Lee (Mark Ruffalo).

Cast: Sarah Polley , Scott Speedman , Deborah Harry , Mark Ruffalo , Leonor Watling , Amanda Plummer , Julian Richings , Maria de Medeiros

Director: Sarah Polley

Genres: Drama

My Life Without Me (2003)

Release Date: September 26th, 2003|1 hr. 46 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    One of the year's sweetest surprises. It sneaks up on you, disarming you with its modesty and tenderness, its remarkable lack of self-infatuation. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Polley's performance is pitch-perfect. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It's hard to take this movie seriously. It's the cinematic equivalent of dotting your i's with a big heart, a very youngish view of life and death in which everything is too neatly wrapped up with a bow. show more

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