Dying Young Reviews

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July 1, 2013
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
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
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
Will someone please, please, write a part for Julia Roberts and not be happy just to look at her?
July 1, 2013
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
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.
July 1, 2013
Donate the ticket money you would have spent to medical research, and stay home.
July 1, 2013
A decidedly dubious early 1990s love story from Joel Schumacher. The Kenny G sax solos don't help either.
July 1, 2013
This is an upsetting, moving film -- not one for the weak of stomach, mind or heart.
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