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Minnelli shows true grit as loving mother to sick child...
Liza Minnelli won a Golden Globe for forthright performance as real-life Mary-Lou Weisman, whose young son was stricken with muscular dystrophy. Minnelli's Mary-Lou is tough and tender, hopeful for a cure and yet acerbically wise to her no-win situation. Predictably, as per the TV-movie genre, Dad is the proverbial shadow in the proceedings, ready to throw in the towel early while Mom soldiers on. This is acceptable here, as Minnelli's gritty strength and heartfelt sentiment distinguishes the movie, but too often the piece slips into sick-kid clichés. We admire Mary-Lou (who wouldn't?), but there isn't anything surprising or unconventional in this material. The emotions rendered in "A Time to Live" don't feel put on, and everyone gets an 'A' for effort, but it's a minor entry on Liza's résumé.
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