My Life

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"Every moment counts."
  • PG-13
  • 1993
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • 6.8  (12,092)

My Life is a heart-wrenching drama film from 1993 directed by Bruce Joel Rubin. Starring Michael Keaton as Bob Jones, the film tells the story of a successful advertising executive who learns that he has just a few months to live due to a malignant tumor. Bob and his wife, Gail (Nicole Kidman), live in a beautiful house in Los Angeles, and everything seems to be perfect until Bob receives the terrifying news about his health. While he struggles with his terminal illness, Bob decides to document every aspect of his life on videotape, so that his unborn child can someday know him better.

The film focuses on Bob's desperation to leave something behind for his family, his desire to pass on his memories, thoughts, and knowledge before he's gone. Bob tries to make every moment count and make peace with the inevitable event.

While Bob's life is falling apart, Gail is also struggling with her own fears and anxieties. She's pregnant and terrified of raising a child on her own. This creates tension between the couple, and they have to navigate their differences while dealing with Bob's illness.

Throughout the film, Bob seeks wisdom and comfort from his brother, Michael (Bradley Whitford), who's a priest. Michael's insight into Bob's situation drives him to embrace his faith and confront his fears. Their conversations verge on being philosophical, discussing themes of life, death, and the human condition.

As the story unfolds, Bob faces the harsh reality of leaving his loved ones behind. He talks about his regrets, unpursued goals, and missed opportunities. He also explores the possibility of an afterlife and what it means to leave his footprint on earth.

As expected, Keaton delivers a brilliant performance as a dying man desperate to make every moment count. His performance is nuanced and believable, creating a deep bond with the audience. Kidman's performance also shines as she portrays Gail's struggle to find comfort and hope during this challenging time.

The film's pacing is slow, but it accurately reflects the reality of confronting one's mortality. It takes its time to explore the emotions of each character and does not shy away from the harsh realities that come with terminal illness.

My Life is an emotional and compelling film that explores the impact of death on those who are left behind. It poses some essential questions about life and the human condition and provides an opportunity for viewers to reflect on their own lives. With Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman at the helm, this film is a definite must-watch for anyone who values drama films.

My Life is a 1993 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 57 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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    1 hr 57 min
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    6.8  (12,092)