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.