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My Life (1993)




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In My Life, Michael Keaton stars as Bob Jones, who has just been informed that his wife Gail (Nicole Kidman) is pregnant with their first child. However, he has also been told he has kidney cancer that has spread to his lungs; the longest Bob is expected to live is four months, which will deny him the joy of witnessing the birth of his child. Raging within, he visits a Chinese healer, Mr. Ho (Haing S. Ngor), who encourages him to let go of all the anger and fear he has kept trapped inside himself. Bob proceeds to videotape himself, on the advice of Mr. Ho, where Bob will talk to his unborn child and discuss what he has learned in life. In the process of the videotape sessions, Bob discovers that his anger resides in his past with his family, and Bob reveals secrets that he has kept hidden from himself and his wife through the years.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Bruce Joel Rubin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 24, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Michael Keaton
as Bob Jones
Nicole Kidman
as Gail Jones
Bradley Whitford
as Paul Ivanovich
Michael Constantine
as Bill Ivanovich
Rebecca Schull
as Rose Ivanovich
Mark Lowenthal
as Dr. Mills
Lee Garlington
as Carol Sandman
Romy Rosemont
as Anya Stasiuk
Danny Rimmer
as Young Bobbie
Ruth de Sosa
as Young Rosie
Richard Schiff
as Young Bill
Andrew Camuccio
as Baby Brian
Brian Camuccio
as Baby Brian
Colby Sawyer Garabed...
as Little Boy Brian
Mary Ann Thebus
as Miss Morgenstern
Rudi Davis
as George
Lisa Walters
as Deborah
Frank di Elsi
as Arnold Sherman
Jane Morris
as Dorothy
Billy L. Sullivan
as Rollercoaster Boy
Michael Gallagher
as Rollercoaster Friend
Kenneth Tigar
as Dr. Califano
Ray Reinhardt
as Dr. Altman
Dianne B. Shaw
as Detroit Mother
Frank DiElsi
as Arnold Sherman
Sondra Rubin
as Aunt Sophia
Sylvia Kauders
as Aunt Tekla
Susan Breslau
as Guest at Wedding
Sharon Conley
as Lida Stasiuk
Charlotte Zucker
as Guest at Wedding
James R. Sweeney
as Nestor Stasiuk
Blanche Rubin
as Guest at Wedding
Vasek Simek
as Uncle Henry
Magda Harout
as Aunt Sonia
Ari B. Rubin
as Wedding Guest
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Critic Reviews for My Life

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | March 31, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for My Life

This was really slow-moving to me, and it was hard to stay interested. Keaton's character wasn't very likable until about the last 30 minutes, and at that point I was bored and waiting for the movie to end.

Erin Collins

Super Reviewer

A beautiful movie!

Leo L

Super Reviewer


I am a little surprised the critics panned this film. I thought it was very effective. Michael Keaton manages to pull off a very difficult role. The film combines a very morbid subject with effective bits of comedy. It is touching, funny and poignant. The characters are very well developed. It's a wonderful film.

James Higgins

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