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. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Excellent movie. Especially for those interested in film style and techinques. Movie starts with a slow pace - Ann has all the time in the world - but quickens as her time gets shorter. Ann is very close to her family in the beginning, but gets farther and farther away until in the end she sees her family (her life) from behind a curtain. A must see for any film student!
I loved this movie! I thought it was filmed very well. Great actors. It felt very real. You could really feel what Ann was feeling. It points out how we are all weird in our own ways and that makes us special. I love how she tries her best to make sure her family will do just fine without her. She is an amazing young woman.
I really liked the story. I do wish they had followed up a little better with the characters at the end but overall I really liked it. Don't watch it if you want a happy movie though, because this one definitely is not.
Very smartly done. Sarah Polley plays Ann who is 23 and dying. She is keeping that fact a secret from her husband, her children and her mother played by Deborah Harry (aka Blondie) who delivers a fine performance as well. Intelligent and touching ..and? a kick-a** soundtrack that I will look to buy. Very much surprised by this little movie, and though a bit sedate it was still enjoyed, and I love it when it happens that way.