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My Life (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  12 November 1993 (USA)
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A terminally ill man prepares for his death.

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Storyline

Life is going well for Bob Jones: great job, beautiful loving wife and a baby on the way. Then he finds out that he has kidney cancer that will leave him dead within months. He sets out to videotape his life's acquired wisdom for his child, and ends up on a voyage of self-discovery and reconciliation. Written by Reid Gagle

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12 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Mi vida  »

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$27,484,464 (USA)
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Keaton's character, Bob, tells his wife, "No son of mine is going to be called Zack. He'll get killed at school." Keaton starred in "Multiplicity" in 1996 and his on-screen son was called Zack. See more »

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When they are leaving the airport in Detroit, to go back home, there is clearly a palm tree in the background, just outside the terminal. Palm trees don't grow in Michigan. See more »

Quotes

Bob Jones: Today's D-Day. Death day. I'm supposed to be dead today. From now on, I'm living on borrowed time.
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Movie dedication by Bruce Joel Rubin - In memory of my mother Sondra Rubin See more »

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Referenced in Creep (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING
Written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Ezio Pinza
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A film close to my heart.
10 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I lost my father as a very small boy.So small,in fact,that I have no recollection of him whatsoever.This fact is what drew me to view this movie,otherwise it would have been overlooked.My father's death was sudden,so he really had no time to prepare in the way that Michael Keaton's character did here.Bob Jones did what he had to do to make sure his newborn son would not grow up without him,and this is what touched my heart about this movie.Also,the scene where a near death Jones limps to his son's room,up to his crib,touching him gently, and explaining to him that "this whole dying thing wasn't my idea". This one,short moment,was enough to console me through my lifelong sadness of having to grow up without my own dad.His dying wasn't his idea.From a reviewer's standpoint,this perhaps is not a great film, (the ending was unbelievably sappy),but it will always have a special place in my heart for personal reasons.Those of you with fathers, those of you who have lost fathers,and those of you who are fathers should see this movie.


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