Review: My Life Without Me
Lately I’ve been watching a lot of darker things because that’s what I tend to like. Sometimes though I want to watch something that is softer and a little more emotional because I am more sensitive than you might realize. Of course maybe I don’t hide it as well as I think I do.
My Life Without Me is about Anne (Sarah Polly) who’s a 23 year-old mother of 2 living in a trailer with her husband (Scott Speedman) who she’s been with since high school and she finds out she’s dying. She makes a list of things she hasn’t done and wants to do like having sex with another man and getting acrylic nails.
Since the movie is about the last days of a young woman’s life it may seem really dark but I found it really beautiful. Watching her gather the pieces of her life together in her last moments on earth is both sad and beautiful, especially making the tape recordings for the ones she loves to listen to after she was gone.
I think one of my favorite moments was when she was in her husband’s arms and started singing “God Only Knows” to him softly. I also had a few chills during the scene when she tells Lee (Mark Ruffalo) if he doesn’t kiss her right now she’ll scream, and she does.
How extraordinary is it when life comes into focus and you realize everything else doesn’t matter?
Rating: — Definitely rent this if you like a movie that will tug at your heart.