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My Life Without Me Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Polley gives an outstanding performance...
Boyd van Hoeij
April 1, 2007
A gigantically amoral cliche of a film.
David Grove
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Sarah Kaufman
Washington Post
September 26, 2005
My Life Without Me is not a gentle film. Insistent and unforgettable, it wounds on the inside, and the scars feel fresh for some time.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
September 16, 2004
(...) Una de las películas más hermosas que se hayan filmado sobre eso tan extraño y tan temido que es el tiempo que queda antes de morir.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 14, 2004
A grande força (do filme) reside na poderosa performance da jovem Sarah Polley.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Greg Muskewitz
May 10, 2004
Watching My Life Without Me is enervating. Coixet is so determined not to indulge the story's potential for sentiment that she overcompensates on the dreariness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
March 30, 2004
This is a film for people who like to cry, and there's a contrived element that's inherent to the beautiful-death genre. Still, Polley is the film's saving grace...
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 19, 2004
Plagued by phony poetic moments and self-conscious quirkiness (Maria de Medeiros appears as a braid-wearing hair stylist obsessed with Milli Vanilli...)
| Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 5, 2004
A shameless, rather dull disease-of- the-week weeper.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
December 31, 2003
Gets that messy emotional juncture between bruised torment and naked despair just right
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 11, 2003
It takes considerable sleight of hand, and a certain temerity, to fashion an uplifting tale about death. Yet My Life Without Me pulls it off.
| Original Score: 3/4
Cynthia Fuchs
December 5, 2003
My Life Without Me thematizes the perennial problem of identifying with characters.
Tom Grealis
RTÉ (Ireland)
December 2, 2003
a warm, melting analysis of life through the cold eye of death.
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
November 28, 2003
Coixet doesn't make her lead character compelling, or likable.
| Original Score: 2/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
November 21, 2003
It's not likely the viewer will get much from these experiences, either, altough the movie does have an ear for the mordantly funny line.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 21, 2003
My Life Without Me only has one way to go, and it makes some dippy turns getting there. But Polley makes the trip worth it.
| Original Score: B-
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
November 21, 2003
A good example of how Polley elevates nearly everything in which she appears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 20, 2003
Polley's performance is pitch-perfect, and that the world described herein -- glazed with humor as well as melancholy -- is devoid of phony sentiment.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 14, 2003
Ann's melodramatic take on death is, in the end, selfish and cruel to those she loves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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