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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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Thompson gives a real tour-de-force performance, moving professor Bearing from bemusement to curiousity, fear to confusion, anger to anguish with skilful subtlety"
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"The dour subject matter and director Mike Nichols' unflinching approach may make this a difficult viewing, but it is rewarding."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A powerful drama about dying and death that will soften the heart of anyone who sees it."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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