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A Time to Live (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  28 October 1985 (USA)
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The problems of a mother who helps her son in his struggles against muscular dystrophy. From the true story of Peter and Mary-Lou Weisman.

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The problems of a mother who helps her son in his struggles against muscular dystrophy. From the true story of Peter and Mary-Lou Weisman. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Liza carries the film....
1 June 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Another heart-wrenching story of helpless parents coping with a terminally ill child, diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. Liza Minelli's performance is outstanding. Totally devoted to caring for her son and preparing to go to any lengths to improve the condition of his health, her portrayal is not only admirable, but inspirational too. Appearing both frustrated and angry, but never revealing her weakness for her son to see, you can really empathize with what she has to endure. The obvious tragedy is that this boy will never have the chance to live his whole life. The underlying tragedy is those who are around him won't be able to share that experience with him.


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