Dying Young

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"It's not just a love story. It's a life story."
  • R
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 6.0  (17,082)

Dying Young is a romantic drama film that was released in 1991. The movie stars Julia Roberts as Hillary, a young woman who becomes the caretaker of Victor, portrayed by Campbell Scott. Victor is a wealthy, young man with leukemia, and despite his money, he cannot find anyone to take care of him. Hillary, looking for a job, sees an advertisement for a caregiver, and applies. At first, Victor is apprehensive about having a stranger in his home, but the two quickly form a strong bond.

As they spend more time together, their relationship becomes romantic. However, they face challenges throughout their journey together. Victor is dealing with his illness, and Hillary is struggling with the fear of losing him.

The movie focuses on the struggles of dealing with a terminal illness, the importance of love and companionship, and the sacrifices that must be made for those we care about.

Julia Roberts delivers a standout performance as Hillary, showcasing her acting range in her portrayal of a caring and compassionate caregiver. Campbell Scott also delivers a touching performance as Victor, portraying a vulnerable and sensitive character.

Vincent D'Onofrio also appears in the film as Gordon, Hillary's boyfriend who is struggling with his career and their relationship. He provides a contrast to the peaceful environment that Victor and Hillary share, further highlighting the importance of companionship and love.

The film's cinematography also deserves recognition, with stunning shots of the countryside and the mansion where Victor lives. The music also complements the emotional tone of the story, with a score that tugs at the heartstrings.

Overall, Dying Young is a heartfelt movie that explores the realities of dealing with a terminal illness, and the power of love and companionship during difficult times. With powerful performances by the cast and beautiful cinematography, it's a movie that will leave a lasting impression on audiences.

In the end, Dying Young is a poignant story about love, loss, and the importance of making the most of every moment.

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    1 hr 54 min
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    6.0  (17,082)