Overprivileged White family with bickering siblings and a dying mom: there is little that is new with this. A remake of SENSE & SENSIBILITY can't be far behind.
Susan Sarandon brings nothing new, which is expected and still disappointing. Even surrounded by a shockingly top-drawer cast, Sarandon manages to keep this from punching its way out of its genre.
As expected, Sam Neill, Kate Winslet and Lindsay Duncan deliver top-flight performances without leaving newer actors in the dust. They are generous co-stars.
Glad I saw this once, but I doubt I'll revisit it as I've done with other "fatality of the week" films. The upside: this film addresses the right of a terminally ill person to chart their course with dignity.
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