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Two Against Time (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  21 April 2002 (USA)
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This film finds a mother and her teen daughter both being diagnosed with cancer. This discovery helps to overcome the longtime antagonistic relationship that the two have developed.

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Julie Portman
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Emma Portman
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Robert Portman
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Connie Matthews
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Michael Portman
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George Tomich
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Eddie Bramante
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Tommy (as Daniel Petronijevic)
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Arlene
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Robert Portman lost his job, so he can't afford sufficient alimony for his ex, caterer Julie, and their adolescent kids, model student Michael and spoiled screwup Emma. The family pulls together when Emma is diagnosed with life-threatening cancer. Cultured fisherman George Tomich offers Julie true romance, but she gives priority to Emma and refuses to burden him when she's diagnosed with breast cancer herself, which she keeps secret by postponing her treatment until Emma has celebrated her graduation. Written by KGF Vissers

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Life is about to take an ordinary mother-daughter relationship... and turn it into an extraordinary one.

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Outstanding!
16 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a story of the true relationship that can occur between mother and daughter (or the struggles that happen even under normal circumstances) and the fact that they both were afflicted with cancer moved me even more. I have had breast cancer and the depiction of Marlow Thomas was right on. I found her to portray the mother as a selfless, loving, human being who had to endure a deadly disease, and confront her death, the death of her father, mother and what would happen to her children. The fact that both mother and daughter went bald from chemo treatments, brought the realization how even the treatment of cancer is so devastating, along with the zapping of energy and sometimes, the struggle to just go on. I only hope that I will find this on TV again, so that I can record it!


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