Wit (2001)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Medical Drama  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Mike Nichols directs Emma Thompson in this made-for-cable adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Margaret Edson. Thompson plays Vivian Bearing, a college professor who teaches a course on English poetry. Vivian learns that she has advanced ovarian cancer and only a short time to live, which gives her a sudden and dramatic insight into the importance of kindness and compassion. Wit also features Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald, and Jonathan Woodward as Dr. Jason Posner, a former student of Vivian's who helps treat her.

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cancer, compassion, professor, terminal-illness, chemotherapy, medical-research, patient [medical]

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High Artistic Quality