Dying Young (1991)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, Medical Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 21, 1991 (USA)  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Directed by Joel Schumacher, Dying Young was adapted from a novel by Marti Leimbach. When Victor Geddes (Campbell Scott) discovers that he is suffering from leukemia, his wealthy family hires pretty, young Hillary O'Neil (Julia Roberts) to help nurse him through his chemotherapy treatment. As the two struggle through the debilitating effects of Victor's treatment, they fall in love and attempt to make the most of their time together. Campbell Scott's real mother, the late Colleen Dewhurst, plays his "reel" mother in the film.

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doctor/nurse, forbidden-love, leukemia, love, patient [medical], romance, tragic-love