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My Life Without Me Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 7, 2003
Depressingly unmoving, thanks to unaffecting performances and a story that holds no surprises.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 17, 2003
Ann ... would be a cruel egocentric if she weren't so obviously just a fictional pawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 24, 2003
A movie about terminal illness that even the Lifetime Television Network might reject.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 5, 2004
A shameless, rather dull disease-of- the-week weeper.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 26, 2003
The performances are determinedly low-key, and Ms. Coixet directs even the most charged scenes in a cool, almost affectless style. But the implicit narcissism of the film's title is embraced without really being examined.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
September 26, 2003
Intelligent and affecting as the film is, it buckles under the weight of overexplicitness, a tendency to say more than it needs to.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 10, 2003
My Life Without Me is a young person's movie about death, the sort of adolescent daydream in which you imagine your own demise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 17, 2003
This one-dimensional ennoblement doesn't sit quite right.
Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net
April 1, 2007
A gigantically amoral cliche of a film.
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com
September 26, 2003
What is most infuriating about this film is how the audience is expected to see Anne's selfishness as some kind of personal heroism.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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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
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
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 24, 2003
Takes place in late fall and early winter, when everything is cold, gray and dying. It's a tough context for a tender story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Erich Scholz
Citysearch
November 14, 2003
A strangely grim affair that will stretch the patience of more than a few viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Michael Miller
Village Voice
September 23, 2003
A tearjerker that falters in its attempts at deep thoughts.
Sheri Linden
Boxoffice Magazine
September 28, 2003
It's a rich idea, but only partly realized in this quiet, intimately shot drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
September 5, 2003
Sarah Polley shoots another movie in the foot with her ice-queen demeanour
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
October 2, 2003
Detached from her part and just going through the motions of the acting, Polley leaves it to a superb supporting cast to [attempt to] carry the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
September 25, 2003
This isn't a poignant drama about courage and imagination -- it's a contrived fantasy about courage and imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Norm Schrager
Filmcritic.com
September 15, 2003
insulting and irritating
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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