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Ways To Live Forever (2013)




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Like most inquisitive boys, 12-year old Sam wants to know about UFOs, horror movies, ghosts, and girls. Sam also has leukemia, and although the adults in his life don't want him to dwell on it, Sam wants to know everything about his disease and death, a possibility he might face. Together with his best friend, Felix, he embarks on a "scientific investigation" with questions, observations, evidence, reflections, and lists of all the things he wants to do someday -- like breaking a world record, flying in a blimp, kissing a girl for the first time, and experiencing what it's like to be a teenager. In this poignant yet ultimately uplifting tale, Sam and his family face the immensity of an uncertain future with love, humor, and a touch of the unexpected. (c) Official Sitemore
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Sally Nicholls, Gustavo Ron
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 6, 2015
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Emilia Fox
as Mother
Greta Scacchi
as Private Instructor
Alex Etel
as Felix
Ella Purnell
as Kayleigh
Phyllida Law
as Grandmother
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Critic Reviews for Ways To Live Forever

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

A forthright and surprisingly buoyant drama about facing death before you have really lived.

Full Review… | July 18, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

The result is as sugary as a fatal toothache, though it's hard to hate a film that merely wants to give the world a hug.

Full Review… | July 18, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The overarching sentiment of Ways to Live Forever is curiosity. Does dying hurt? How does someone live forever?

Full Review… | July 16, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 3, 2011
Top Critic

... more uplifting than sentimental, even if it never exactly feels authentic.

Full Review… | July 22, 2013

Emotional tale of boy with cancer who's curious about death.

Full Review… | July 18, 2013
Common Sense Media

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