My Life without Me (2003)

My Life without Me (2003)
  • Time: 106 min
  • Genre: Drama | Romance
  • Director: Isabel Coixet
  • Cast: Sarah Polley, Amanda Plummer, Mark Ruffalo, Deborah Harry, Scott Speedman


Young Ann has a simple, but happy life with her husband, Don, and her two daughters, Penny and Patsy. Ann works as a janitor in the night-shift, cleaning at a University, Don builds swimming pools and they live in a trailer in Ann’s mother’s backyard. When Ann goes to the doctor expecting to be pregnant, she is informed that indeed she has a terminal cancer. She hides the information from her family and prepares for her death, making a list of ten outstanding subjects in her life, including preparing tapes for the birthdays of her daughters until they are eighteen years old; eating and drinking whatever she wants; telling only the truth; finding a new wife for her husband; visiting her father in the penitentiary; and making love with another man.

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