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This movie came out about a year before I was diagnosed with thyroid
cancer, and I watched it during my recovery from surgery and radiation
treatments. It helped me to understand the relationship between doctor
and cancer patient. William Hurt is indeed excellent in this film, but
I have always liked his understated presence and aloof yet empathetic
evocations. Recently, a colleague was diagnosed with a serious cancer
and he continues to undergo his treatments. I think the American
medical community has made great improvements in the emotional
component of care for cancer patients, but in 1992 Hurt's portrayal was
close enough to echo my observations of how I was cared for then.
So, though it's a bit of a tearjerker and has a happy ending that reality will not always produce, I think it is a meaningful film and especially for those who are facing a serious diagnosis or caring for those who are.