A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer. She begins to tape-record a journal of the time she has left.

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A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer. She begins to tape-record a journal of the time she has left. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The tender story of a girl's determination to fill her life with sunshine... for as long as she lives. See more »

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The 1973 film featured seven songs written (or co-written) by John Denver, including the song "Sunshine on my Shoulders" for which the film is named. In 1974 Denver released "Back Home Again", and he tips his hat to the film with a reference in the third verse: "And your mother called last Friday, Sunshine made her cry" See more »

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A true story about a mother dying and her love for her child
15 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was excellent.I have been looking for it for a long time, since it has not been on TV. It took place in a time that was a very much a part of my lifestyle in the 60's and 70's. The music and whole hippie atmosphere is very dear to my heart. I wish they would have made a sequel to sunshine Christmas which was done after sunshine and told the story about SAM and Jill. I was always curious as to what happened to both of them since this was a true story. It was a real love story and definitely a tearjerker but it also showed a mother's true love for her daughter. She knew she would die and wanted to leave her something. The journals were a brilliant idea and I think she showed a lot of courage to not do drugs or chemotheraphy so she could keep her head clear. She loved that little girl so much that she died earlier than she had to.


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