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My Life Without Me (2003)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  7 March 2003 (Spain)
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A young woman conceals the fact of her terminal cancer to live her life with a passion she never had before.

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Ann, 23 years old, lives a modest life with her two kids and her husband in a trailer in her mother's garden. Her life takes a dramatic turn, when her doctor tells her that she has uterine cancer and only two months to live. She compiles a list of things to do before she dies. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Mi vida sin mí  »

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€2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$217,255 (Japan) (24 October 2003)

Gross:

$395,592 (USA) (12 December 2003)
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Lee: Ann, it's something I have to tell you and I have to tell you now.
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A thoughtful and subtle film
6 March 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Ann lives in a trailer with her considerate but not very thought-provoking husband and their two children. The trailer is very crowded and so is Anna's life. A mother at 17 Anna has never had any time to ponder about her life but she knows it might not be very fulfilling. When she finds out that she is terminally ill she has to face the choices she has made and that was made for her. She decides to make a list of all the things she wants do in the short time she has left, both big and small. This is where Mark Ruffalos character, a considerate and thought-provoking love-interest, makes an entrance.

This films moves slowly towards the inevitable end without ever becoming boring. The relationships between the characters are displayed by emotions and subtlety rather than words. The film has a very sad theme but is in many ways very hopeful. It shows that life can trap people down but also that every person has something special which can be used to change lives. I found this film to be warm, unsentimental, thoughtful, sad and uplifting. A bit like life itself.

If you liked this film as much as I did I can recommend Wilbur wants to kill himself and Before sunset.


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