My Life Without Me Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for My Life Without Me the Movie

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Writer/director Coixet delivers a weepy drama about a young, married woman who keeps her impending death a secret from her family. Diagnosed with inoperable ovarian cancer, the happily married 23-year-old Ann (Polley) decides against telling husband Don (Speedman) and their two daughters about her condition. With only a few months to live, Ann draws up a list of things to do before dying, one of which is to really fall in love with another man. She soon finds a cooperative lover in Lee (Ruffalo), who falls for her too. She also tries to set her husband up with a replacement wife, also named Ann (Watling). Despite the far-fetched, soap operatic script and less than sympathetic main character, earnest performances (especially from the likeable Polley) ratchet up the believability factor.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 106 minutes.
Originally from Canadian, Spanish.

Cast and Crew

Terminal Illness, Adultery, Marriage, Moms, Canada, Tearjerkers
Isabel Coixet
Sarah Polley, Scott Speedman, Mark Ruffalo, Deborah Harry, Alfred Molina, Leonor Watling, Amanda Plummer, Julian Richings, Maria De Medeiros
Jean-Claude Larrieu
Isabel Coixet
Alfonso de Villalonga
Sebastian Salm, Lisa Robinson, Katia Sano, Carol Lavalle
Esther Garcia, Gordon McLennan, El Deseo, Milestone Productions, Sony Pictures Classics

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