Wit Poster

Release Date: 2001

DVD Release Date: September 11th, 2001

PG-13|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
Professor Vivian Bearing (Emma Thompson), an expert on the work of 17th-century British poet John Donne, has spent her adult life contemplating religion and death as literary motifs. Diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer, she consents to an aggressive and experimental form of chemotherapy administered by Dr. Kelekian (Christopher Lloyd) and his assistant, Dr. Posner (Jonathan M. Woodward), her former student. Facing death on a personal level, she reflects on her life and work.

Cast: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald, Jonathan M. Woodward, Harold Pinter, Raffaello Degruttola, Miquel Brown

Director: Mike Nichols

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Quest, Death, Gripping, Doctor, Hospital, Emotional, 2000s, Transformation

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Winner Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Winner Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)