Login

My Life Without Me

Ann (Sarah Polley) is 23, has two daughters, a husband (Scott Speedman), a fretting mother (Deborah Harry), lives in Vancouver, and discovers that she has inoperable cancer. Keeping her diagnosis secret, she makes a list 'Things To Do Before Dying' which she completes little by little. Unexpectedly, Ann discovers an appetite for life that drives her to live with a sensual and furious intensity she had not known before. She prepares her daughters' lives without her, meets a man whom she seduces, and paradoxically heals... and faces each next day with a courage she never knew she had. "This contemplative drama manages to dodge mawkish potholes to emerge as a strangely life-affirming work." - New York Post.

Year: 2003
Genre: Drama, Film Festivals 2004
Country: Canada, Spain
Director: Isabel Coixet
Starring: Sarah Polley, Mark Ruffalo, Scott Speedman, Amanda Plummer, Leonor Watling, Deborah Harry, Maria de Medeiros
Duration: 90 Minutes
Rating: M - Adult themes.
7.6/10
Location in store: Drama

ALICE ALSO SUGGESTS:

Dying Young (1991)

Julia Roberts finds meaning in life after taking a job as a nurse/companion to leukemia patient Camp...

Heavy (1996)

This Sundance winner tells the tale of a chubby, balding, hopelessly shy pizza chef who works in a r...

My Life (1993)

A successful ad executive, whose wife is pregnant, learns he's dying and doesn't know how to deal wi...

Terms of Endearment (1983)

Winner of five Oscars including Best Picture, the story of the changing relationship between a mothe...

Sweet November (2001)

Charlize Theron stars in this tearjerker as a free-spirited woman who tackles a new male 'project' e...

Dark Victory (1939)

As Judy Traherne, the fast-moving Long Island socialite whose world skids to a stop when she discove...

Lipstick (2006)

Having recently graduated from journalism school and landed her dream job, the last thing 27-year-ol...

The Secret Life of Words (2005)

A remarkable, thoughtful drama staring Sarah Polley as a deaf factory girl who is persuaded by her b...

Elegy (2008)

An elegant and contemplative tale of obsession, exploring the relationship between a highly respecte...

Veronika Decides to Die (2009)

Veronika (Sarah Michelle Gellar), a woman in her mid-twenties who appears to have everything: good l...

Eat Pray Love (2010)

Believing there's more to life than a husband, house and career, Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) finds h...

The Guitar (2008)

Told that an inoperable illness has left her with two months to live, Melody (Saffron Burrows) is sh...

Restless (2011)

Meet Enoch Brae (Henry Hopper), a death-fixated lad whose one (imaginary) friend is the ghost of a K...

50/50 (2011)

Loosely based on the experiences of screenwriter Will Reiser, this poignant comedy/drama follows Ada...

The Most Fun You Can Have Dying (2012)

Michael has life pretty sweet. His girlfriend adores him, his best mate David is loyal to the end -...

All Our Desires (2011)

A.k.a. "Toutes nos envies". Claire (Marie Gillain) is a young judge at the magistrates' court who, d...

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

Hazel (Shailene Woodley) wants to live a normal life, but the universe has dealt her a cruel blow. C...

Silent Heart ( Stille Hjerte ) (2014)

From two-time Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner director Bille August (Pelle the Conquerer) com...

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL...