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.

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11 Comments

  1. Mr. Fabulous

    September 24, 2007 at 8:48 am

    having sex with another man and getting acrylic nails

    Those are my two dreams too!

  2. Robin

    September 24, 2007 at 8:50 am

    I know, I immediately thought of you.

  3. Mr. Fabulous

    September 24, 2007 at 8:53 am

    You and I could go and get acrylic nails, then we could come home and I could do Eric while you watched. We could make a day of it!

  4. Robin

    September 24, 2007 at 8:54 am

    Oh so now I can watch? That sounds like a great Sunday to me.

  5. Mr. Fabulous

    September 24, 2007 at 8:58 am

    Yeah, I thought about it, and I kind of like the idea. Plus you are being nice enough to loan him to me and all…

  6. Robin

    September 24, 2007 at 9:01 am

    And then I could even do a review on it :thumbsup:

  7. themuttprincess

    September 24, 2007 at 10:33 am

    That sounds like a good movie. But I bet it is sad.

    I will save it for when I need a good cry.

    Thank you!

  8. brenna

    September 24, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    I liked it when he said it to her too. *L* That was good.

    I’ll have to rent this one. Sounds really good.

  9. Robin

    September 24, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    TMP – It’s sad, of course, but also really sweet and romantic.

    Brenna – Yeah, I love him. You should…it was a great find.

  10. Angel

    September 25, 2007 at 9:30 am

    I’ll have to rent this one and make my hubby watch it with me so that he can hold me while I cry. LOL Movies like this always make me cry.

  11. Robin

    September 25, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    Definitely do, it was great!

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