I totally agree with everything else that this person stated. This movie ripped me apart. Emmma Thompson was absolutely incredible. Her powerful, heart-breaking, luminous performance should have garnered her every acting award, and then they should have created new ones for her. To witness her personal awakening through her illness is something that I won't soon forget.
I was reintroduced to the poetry of John Donne in this movie and had forgotten how wonderful the Holy Sonnets are to not only read, but to listen to. All in all a powerful, unflinching movie.