My Life Without Me (2003)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Release Date - Sep 26, 2003 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - Canada, Spain  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Isabel Coixet's Mi vida sin mi (My Life Without Me) is a tale of a woman dying before her time. Sarah Polley plays Ann, a 24-year-old mother of two. Ann is married to Don (Scott Speedman), and they live near Ann's mother (Deborah Harry), who is bitter about the fact that Ann's father is serving a ten-year prison sentence. Ann learns that she has only a few months to live. She makes a series of goals to complete before her time on Earth comes to an end. Among her accomplishments are taking a lover (Mark Ruffalo), finding someone to care for Don, and recording birthday greetings for her two daughters. My Life Without Me was screened in competition at the Berlin Film Festival.

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terminal-illness, daughter, death, deathbed-wish, extramarital-affair, husband, janitor, mother