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My Life Without Me (2003)

R  |   |  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
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Lee
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Dr. Thompson
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Esther García
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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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7 March 2003 (Spain)  »

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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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Lee says he's been to the desert in the south of Chile. Southern Chile is very cold and rainy. Northern Chile contains the driest desert in the world. See more »

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Ann: [letter] Life is so much better than you think, my love. I know because you managed to fall in love with me even though you saw, what was it, you said 10%? Five maybe? Maybe if you'd seen it all, you wouldn't have liked me. Or you would have liked me in spite of everything. I guess we'll never know...
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Music by Michael Barr, Lyrics by Dion McGregor
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A Truly Wonderful Dramatic Film
29 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was such a wonderful surprise. Great acting, writing and direction at a perfect pace. I can't believe this movie went by as quickly as it did.

It sounds corny and cliché, but "My Life" truly spoke to me. Both endearing and engaging, the story took me on a fulfilling emotional journey.

The cast is brilliant, and Sarah Polley has proved beyond a doubt that she is an actor extraordinaire. Her performance is well worth high praise.

You will not be disappointed.


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