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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carol Sandman
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Young Bill Ivanovich
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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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every moment counts



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Rated PG-13 for mature subject matter | See all certifications »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Gail: I don't understand how you can open your heart to a camera and I'm, I am flesh and blood! I feel like I have already lost you!
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Crazy Credits

Movie dedication by Bruce Joel Rubin - In memory of my mother Sondra Rubin See more »


References South Pacific (1958) See more »


Over the Rainbow
Written by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg
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It makes you stop and think.
27 April 1999 | by (Norwich, England) – See all my reviews

This film is one which really makes us sit back and evaluate our lives and our relationships with those we love.

Michael Keaton turns in a superb performance as the career man who is struck down by terminal cancer while his wife is expecting their first child.

The film then charts his efforts to make a video tape, for his unborn child, of his life and then discovers that it is not what it should be. With the help of a spiritual healer (Haing S. Ngor) and his wife (Nicole Kidman) he sets about trying to set things right with his family and his life.

Although the ending at the after life is a little bit dreamy after the reality of the film, this is still a superb piece of movie making with winning performances from all the cast and a wonderful script.

Definitely not a film to relax to of an evening, it is one of those films, like Philadelphia, that should be watched every now and again just to remind us that life is too short for arguments and should be cherished.

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