Dying Young Reviews

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
Hilary O'Neil is poor but healthy, uneducated but full of spunky common sense. Victor Geddes is rich but mortally ill, overeducated and understandably fearful and withdrawn. In other words, they are made for each other.
September 7, 2011
Dying Young isn't a shameless weeper, but that's not necessarily to its credit. In a genre like this, sometimes ''tasteful'' just means confused.
March 26, 2009
Julia's hot; Dying Young is lukewarm.
October 18, 2008
A movie like this has only one not-so-noble reason to exist: to make us sob. And it just doesn't deliver the goods.