Wit (2001)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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DVD Release Date: September 11, 2001
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dan Jardine

Thompson gives a real tour-de-force performance, moving professor Bearing from bemusement to curiousity, fear to confusion, anger to anguish with skilful subtlety

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David Nusair
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The dour subject matter and director Mike Nichols' unflinching approach may make this a difficult viewing, but it is rewarding.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A powerful drama about dying and death that will soften the heart of anyone who sees it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A bit of a labor of love for Thompson and Nichols who co-wrote the screenplay about a hardnosed, uncompromising English scholar who's diagnosed with stage… More
Leigh Ryan
Jennifer Xu
I've seen this twice and I loved it both times. It's a real emotional kick in the pants, especially the orange popsicle scene right before the DNR… More
Alec Barniskis
In the great tradition of tv movies, this is one of the better ones I've seen. Emma Thompson gives her best performance as a professer of John Donne poetry… More
jay nixon
Beautiful work by Emma Thompson and Audra McDonald but profoundly sad. More to be appreciated than enjoyed. Lovely cameo by Eileen Atkins.
Brian R
This is a great movie. Tender, captivating, and sometimes funny. Makes you really care and as humans we shouldn't really take life just for granted.