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Films that are not for the dying so much

15 September 2011 6:55 PM, PDT | blogs.suntimes.com/ebert | See recent Roger Ebert's Blog news »

There are two good films at Toronto about the same thing: Romance that begins during the last months of life for a person with cancer. I wrote earlier about Gus Van Sant's "Restless," and now here is "50/50" by Jonathan Levine, with a screenplay by Will Reiser that is said to be semi-autobiographical. As a person who has been in love while dealing with cancer, these films inspire introspection, and while I admire them I realize they are to some degree escapism--poised at the "Bargaining" position at the center of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's five stages of grief.

"Restless" stars Henry Hopper as Enoch, a young man obsessed with death, who learns to love life though the love of Annabel, a character played by Mia Wasikowska. She has only months to live and wants to use them to experience a real romance for the first time, not focus on death. "It is, »

- Roger Ebert

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Nixon Returns To Broadway For Wit

20 July 2011 3:06 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Sex & The City star Cynthia Nixon is returning to Broadway as the star of Margaret Edson's award-winning play Wit.

Ironically, the actress, who is a breast cancer survivor, will portray a professor who undergoes experimental treatment for the disease.

Nixon will be the second Sex & the City star to hit the stage in New York this winter - Kim Cattrall will lead the cast of a revival of Noel Coward's Private Lives in November.

Wit will begin previews in January at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Nixon won a Tony Award in 2006 for her role in David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole.

She is also playing a cancer victim in TV series The Big C. »

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