MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 217 this week

My Life Without Me (2003)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  7 March 2003 (Spain)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 19,141 users   Metascore: 57/100
Reviews: 130 user | 72 critic | 31 from Metacritic.com

A young woman conceals the fact of her terminal cancer to live her life with a passion she never had before.

Director:

Writers:

, (book)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 07 Jul 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 30 Sep 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 30 Jun 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: My Life Without Me (2003)

My Life Without Me (2003) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of My Life Without Me.
16 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A hearing impaired factory worker gives up her first holiday in years and instead travels out to an oil rig, where she cares for a man suffering from severe burns.

Director: Isabel Coixet
Stars: Sarah Polley, Tim Robbins, Sverre Anker Ousdal
Apartment 12 (2001)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An L.A. artist with everything seemingly going for him suddenly finds a change in his life when an art curator cancels his upcoming one-man show. His model girlfriend immediately leaves him... See full summary »

Director: Dan Bootzin
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Beth Ulrich, Alan Gelfant
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An indiscretion between two close friends tears down their respective marriages.

Director: John Curran
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Peter Krause
Away from Her (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

Director: Sarah Polley
Stars: Julie Christie, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Ann's boyfriend calls her from Prague. 25 days after leaving her at the airport he confess that he does not love her any more and that he is with another girl. Ann calls a phone line for ... See full summary »

Director: Isabel Coixet
Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Lili Taylor, Peggy West
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Stars: Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Mark Ruffalo
Earth (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Angel, an exterminator recently released from a mental hospital, comes to rid a small Spanish town of tiny grubs in the soil. The local wine-making industry has found these pests ... See full summary »

Director: Julio Medem
Stars: Carmelo Gómez, Emma Suárez, Karra Elejalde
XX/XY (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Three friends begin a dangerous three-way relationship that spirals out of control, leading to dire consequences that haunt them ten years later.

Director: Austin Chick
Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Kathleen Robertson, Maya Stange
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Several innocent bystanders are injured or killed when two robbers, fleeing from the police, run into the neighborhood cafe.

Director: Jerry Ciccoritti
Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Joe Pantoliano, Sarah Polley
Sex and Lucia (2001)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.

Director: Julio Medem
Stars: Paz Vega, Tristán Ulloa, Najwa Nimri
Luck (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Shane Bradley, who is fixated on ideas of luck and destiny, tries to win the girl of his dreams. After their relationship falters, Shane begins to think he might be unlucky and turns to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wellington
Stars: Luke Kirby, Sarah Polley, Noam Jenkins
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Isabel Coixet
Stars: Javier Cámara, Candela Peña
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ann
...
Laurie
...
Don
...
...
...
The Hairdresser
...
Lee
...
Dr. Thompson
Kenya Jo Kennedy ...
Patsy
...
Penny
Esther García
Camille Martinez ...
(as Camille Martínez)
María Cami
Deanne Henry ...
Waitress
...
Nurse #1
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

cancer | doctor | death | love | drinking | See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

7 March 2003 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Mi vida sin mí  »

Box Office

Budget:

€2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$395,592 (USA) (12 December 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Dr. Thompson: Dying is not as easy as it looks, you know, but there's no need for you to have to feel terrible all the time.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in 10 pelis (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

God Only Knows
Written by Tony Asher, Brian Wilson
Performed by The Langley Schools Music Projects
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Pretending the Bed is a Raft
31 May 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

The plot of this beautiful film seems a trivial melodrama, but the way it was told by scriptwriter/director Isabel Coixet makes a great difference. What could have turned into a hollow movie only made to make you cry, became a deep, witty and truly heartbreaking personal journey into a young woman's mind, Ann (beautifully performed by Sarah Polley). Ann is 23 years old, has two little daughters and one attentive husband, Don (Scott Speedman). They're poor and live in a trailer settled down at Ann's mother's back yard, but they're happy. When Ann gets to know that she has a terminal cancer which is going to kill her in a couple of months, she decides to live to the fullest - and doesn't tell anyone about her weak health state.

Isabel Coixet led everything wonderfully, and the entire cast is magnificent (even Scott Speedman is pretty good). Amanda Plummer, as Ann's obsessed-with-food friend, proves definitely her taste for bizarre characters (what's far from being a fault, in her case); Deborah Harry is surprising as Ann's bitter mother; Mark Ruffalo (one of the best actors nowadays), as a lonely man who falls in love with Ann, is captivating and passionate, and Leonor Watling is not only a beautiful Spanish girl. Maria de Medeiros and Alfred Molina enrich the film with their small parts. Everyone is great, but Sarah Polley definitely rules. She is much more talented than 95% of current Hollywood young "stars". Gwyneth Paltrow, for instance, would be ridiculous as Ann; but as Sarah Polley hasn't got 'starpower', she didn't even get an Oscar nomination. It's OK. Sarah doesn't need an Academy Award to prove her talent, and we won a great actress.


65 of 74 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
About makin love with another man? gilliatnet
Can't believe dgave
Ann's list vs. Homer's List mynystry
Canadian Accents radiokoofachalus
siamese twins sharilyn3
I LOVED THIS ONE Pampkeen
Discuss My Life Without Me (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?