Dying Young 1991

Dying Young

Critics Consensus

Dying's easy; it's making audiences care about the romance at the heart of this inert drama that proves difficult.

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Answering an ad for an "attractive female" to care for a sick young man, Hilary (Julia Roberts) becomes the caretaker of smart, well-bred Victor (Campbell Scott), who is fighting leukemia. Their business relationship slowly develops into a romance, and as Victor educates Hilary about the finer things in life, she teaches him how to love and trust another person. Victor's health continues to decline, yet the couple are determined to face his terminal prognosis together.

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Critic Reviews for Dying Young

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (30)

  • 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.

    July 1, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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?

    July 1, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    July 1, 2013
  • These people are like an adolescent's idea of adulthood. They're junior high schoolers without zits, emotionally arrested and unaware of it.

    July 1, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Will someone please, please, write a part for Julia Roberts and not be happy just to look at her?

    July 1, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Worst of all, Dying Young is a love story about two people who don't seem to be in love with each other.

    July 1, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dying Young

  • Dec 18, 2009
    She gave him something nobody else could. A reason to live.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2009
    Nothing groundbreaking but good.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Feb 08, 2009
    Sappy. It's so sappy that it's like the sap that drips onto your car and removes the paint.
    Summer W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 31, 2008
    Really depressing movie, but Julia and Scott did really well together.
    Erin C Super Reviewer

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