My Life Without Me
My Life Without Me (2003)

Ann is 23-years-old, she has 2 young daughters, a husband who spends more time unemployed than working, a mother who hates the world, a father who has spent the last ten years in jail, and a job as a night janitor in a university that she… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 26, 2003
DVD Release Date: February 24, 2004
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sarah Polley keeps this production afloat with her moving performance.

Sarah Kaufman
Washington Post

My Life Without Me is not a gentle film. Insistent and unforgettable, it wounds on the inside, and the scars feel fresh for some time.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

A good example of how Polley elevates nearly everything in which she appears.

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Neil Norman
London Evening Standard

Through a series of quietly expressed and telling scenes, director Isabel Coixet steers a sure path between sentimentality and mawkishness: imminent death in the movies has rarely generated such humanity, such humour or such strength.

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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

Coixet doesn't make her lead character compelling, or likable.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Polley's performance is pitch-perfect, and that the world described herein -- glazed with humor as well as melancholy -- is devoid of phony sentiment.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Polley gives an outstanding performance...

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Tom Long
Detroit News

My Life Without Me only has one way to go, and it makes some dippy turns getting there. But Polley makes the trip worth it.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Depressingly unmoving, thanks to unaffecting performances and a story that holds no surprises.

Boyd van Hoeij

A gigantically amoral cliche of a film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Well done, without being too grim. Slow moving, yet interesting to watch. Just nicely put together enough to tug on the heartstrings. I thought that the ending… More
Jennifer Xu
Sarah Polley is one of the most underrated and talented actresses working today, managing to achieve a depth of emotion unheard of in today's… More
Sajin P A
You know what to expect when we have a terminally ill female lead. Thankfully, this did'nt turn out to be the usual tear-jerking melodrama. Emotions were… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
This film seems like a 2-hour long close-up from the way it was shot (very "in your face"). Apart from that, the movie works beautifully, especially… More
Luke Baldock
Despite being a great film for many reasons, My Life Without Me is one of those films that fails to connect. I don't mind a film being very different, but… More
Pierluigi Puccini
mournful but sublime drama told with honesty and delicate romanticism. wisely, never falls in the corny, mellifluous, silly procedure of some similar works.

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