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
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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.