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My Life Without Me (2003)

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
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Laurie
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Don
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Ann's Mother (as Deborah Harry)
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The Hairdresser
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Lee
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Dr. Thompson
Kenya Jo Kennedy ...
Patsy
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Penny
Esther García ...
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María Cami
Deanne Henry ...
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Storyline

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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cancer | doctor | death | love | drinking | See All (116) »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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7 March 2003 (Spain)  »

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Mi vida sin mí  »

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Budget:

€2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$40,515 (USA) (26 September 2003)

Gross:

$395,592 (USA) (12 December 2003)
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Goofs

When Ann is standing in the rain at the beginning of the movie, she seems to be alone. In one shot, you can see a male face behind her. See more »

Quotes

Ann: l will not have the only thing my kids remember about me be a hospital ward.
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Connections

Referenced in Rebel·lió a l'aula (2005) See more »

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Que Emocion
Written by Orlando de la Rosa
Performed by Omara Portuondo
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A life without you
24 March 2005 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

I picked up the cover of this film several times before I rented it. The subject somewhat interested me but I also thought it was too familiar, almost like a cliché. (Someone finds out he/she is dying and it changes his/her life.) There are so many reasons why I am now so glad that I finally did rent it and I am sure most of them have been covered by other user-comments. The acting was convincing, the soundtrack was great etc. but what I liked most and what moved me most was how it sincerely and beautifully conveyed messages of love, not only Ann's love of her family, friends and lovers but the love she found of herself and of life itself, awakened by the discovery of her untimely death.

I watched the film by myself and I recommend that you do so also, not because you will get emotional and may start to cry, which you might, but because you will probably be more honest to yourself in your thoughts if you are all alone. If you are dishonest to yourself you are leading a life without you.


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