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My Life Without Me (2003)

A young woman conceals the fact of her terminal cancer to live her life with a passion she never had before.

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Ann, 23 years old, lives a modest life with her two kids and her husband in a trailer in her mother's garden. Her life takes a dramatic turn, when her doctor tells her that she has uterine cancer and only two months to live. She compiles a list of things to do before she dies. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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cancer | doctor | death | love | drinking | See All (116) »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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7 March 2003 (Spain)  »

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Mi vida sin mí  »

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€2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€225,800 (Spain), 9 March 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,515, 28 September 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$395,592, 14 December 2003
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The reoccurring clip of the man at the side of the road using crystal glasses as musical instruments is actually going back to the music video for one of the featured songs in the film's background score. "Humans Like You" by Chop Suey had an official music video which featured the same figure playing with crystal glasses in it. This confused a lot of viewers when My Life Without Me was first released, because it wasn't ever explained to the audience. See more »

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In the scene where Lee and Ann are at Lee's house and Lee reads Ann a passage from a book, Ann throws away the book irritated after a few sentences. In the next shot, the floor where the book should have ended up is empty. See more »

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[last lines]
Ann: [tape to Lee] I loved dancing with you.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Try Your Wings
Music by Michael Barr, Lyrics by Dion McGregor
Performed by Blossom Dearie
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so much more than just a sad movie...
16 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

If you are in the mood to cry and be moved and touched then this is the movie for you. Even though it has a very sad story line...it doesn't leave you extremely depressed like most sad movies do. The movie is very well done both artistically and acting wise. The main character is so beautiful but in a very real way. I think that's one reason why it is so easy to relate to this women and her life. She is a very strong women through her last few months before she knows she's going to die, which I find to be very refreshing, compared to just watching a sad, depressed, angry women dying. When I tell people what this movie is about they usually don't seem very enthusiastic about seeing a movie about a women who knows she's going to die, but let me just say it is so much more than just that! I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone that is sensitive and deep and compassionate. I loved it. It also makes you really look at your life and makes you want to live life to the fullest. Give it a try!


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