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My Life (1993)

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

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Mi vida  »

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$27,484,464 (USA)
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Dedicated to Sondra Rubin, the director and writer Bruce Joel Rubin's mother. See more »

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In the scene where Bob is videotaping the hotel room, he zooms in on Gail's stomach, which is very large and round, expecting a child. In the next scene at the wedding reception, it shows them dancing around, and her standing there clapping, and there is no pregnancy belly. See more »

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Carol Sandman: ...kids need to marinate in love...
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Movie dedication by Bruce Joel Rubin - In memory of my mother Sondra Rubin See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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OVERTURE TO WILLIAM TELL
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by the New York Philharmonic
Conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Courtesy of Sony Classical
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13 July 2001 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I generally don't enjoy films that deliberately pull on your heart strings, I usually really resent that, in fact. Generally my main criteria in watching a movie is that I must be entertained. However, this powerful, affecting movie really pulled me in. I don't know why I started watching it, the subject matter would normally repel me, but I simply couldn't stop watching because most things in the film were just so believable. Michael Keaton gives an absolutely killer performance as a businessman dying of untreatable cancer. The story is pretty simple-- he basically is on a quest for inner peace, after a holistic healer convinces him he can die happier if he can let go of his anger. The fact is, part of what makes this movie so good is that the baggage Keaton carries around from childhood is nothing earth shattering; in fact it's fairly mundane and similar to what most of us feel. I found myself sobbing, even weeping, for the last half hour of the film-- watch this one alone if you don't want anyone else to see you doing this! Not a fun movie you can watch over and over, but very thought provoking and worth while. I have no idea how Keaton was overlooked for an Oscar nomination in this fine film.


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