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Where most contemporary directors would be looking for ways to demonstrate their superiority to the material -- dropping in campy asides or meaningless technical flourishes -- Schumacher is looking for ways to make it work.
Yes, it is good to see how much of a difference actors can make with flimsy material, but wouldn't it be nice if they had something with more than the emotional weight of a Twinkie to work on?
The onslaught-of-illness stuff is rendered not with emotion but with makeup and lighting. The actors are reduced to models in a film that tries to sell compassion by the shot.
These people are like an adolescent's idea of adulthood. They're junior high schoolers without zits, emotionally arrested and unaware of it.
Will someone please, please, write a part for Julia Roberts and not be happy just to look at her?
Worst of all, Dying Young is a love story about two people who don't seem to be in love with each other.
It also lacks cuteness, which a movie of this sort needs. A film as predictable as this one is seriously in need of scenes that stand out, scenes that give the movie a little life, no pun intended.
Donate the ticket money you would have spent to medical research, and stay home.
A decidedly dubious early 1990s love story from Joel Schumacher. The Kenny G sax solos don't help either.
This is an upsetting, moving film -- not one for the weak of stomach, mind or heart.
Joel Schumacher's lamentable tear-jerker is a crass crossbreed of Love Story and Pretty Woman.
Dying Young belongs to the luminous Roberts. She is becoming one of the screen's finer actresses.
She gave him something nobody else could. A reason to live.
Nothing groundbreaking but good.
Sappy. It's so sappy that it's like the sap that drips onto your car and removes the paint.
it was ok sad film but shows gr8 companion ship and that someone will do anything for love not one of her bests though
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