My Life Without Me (2003)

My Life Without Me
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 42mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords cancer
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sarah Polley Actor Ann 1 1000001
Scott Speedman Actor Don 1 1000002
Deborah Harry Actor Ann's Mother 1 1000003
Alfred Molina Actor Ann's Father 1 1000004
Amanda Plummer Actor Laurie 1 1000005
Mark Ruffalo Actor Lee 1 1000006
Leonor Watling Actor The Other Ann 1 1000007
Jessica Amlee Actor Penny 1 1000008
Sonja Bennett Actor Sarah 1 1000009
Maria De Medeiros Actor The Hairdresser 1 1000010
Kanya Kennedy Actor Patsy 1 1000011
Julian Richings Actor Dr Thompson 1 1000012
Isabel Coixet Director n/a 2 2000001
Esther Garcia Producer n/a 3 3000001
Gordon MacLennan Producer n/a 3 3000002
Ogden Gavanski Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Pedro Almodovar Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Augustin Almodovar Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Michel Ruben Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Isabel Coixet Screenplay (Adaptation) 120778 4000001
Nanci Kincaid Source Material (from short story:"Pretending the Bed is a Raft") 120786 4000002
Jordi Torrent Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Dan Schlanger Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Sandra Mayo Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Debra Herst Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Gurjit Chohan Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Russ Hamilton Location Manager n/a 193 5000006
Anne Worrall Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000007
Jean-Claude Larrieu Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Natasha Brier Director of Photography (Original Rank: 2nd Unit) 120780 6000002
Isabel Coixet Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
Lisa Robinson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Alfonso De Vilallonga Music n/a 120781 8000001
Ferran Conangla Music Recording Technician 120781 8000002
Rakel Redel Music Mix Technician 120781 8000003
Lucio Godoy Music Producer n/a 323 8000004
Carol Lavallee Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Shelley Bolton Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Shelley Bolton Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Heidi Levitt Casting n/a 179 10000001
Monika Mikkelsen Casting n/a 179 10000002
Coreen Mayrs Casting n/a 179 10000003
Heike Brandstatter Casting n/a 179 10000004
Katia Stano Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Melanie Burke Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000002
Diana Davidson Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000003
Manuel Corrales Foley n/a 120961 14000001
Patrick Ghislain Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000002
Sebastian Salm Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Albert Manera Sound Editor n/a 229 14000004
Fabiola Ordoyo Sound Editor n/a 229 14000005
Sebastian Salm Sound Mixer Production Sound Mixer 230 14000006
Albert Manera Sound Supervisor n/a 120883 14000007
Fabiola Ordoyo Sound Supervisor n/a 120883 14000008
Bill Mills Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000001
Ruben Rivas Titles n/a 120825 23000002
Nacho Massa Titles n/a 120825 23000003
Johnny Sardo Titles n/a 120825 23000004
Synopsis
Ann is 23-years-old with two young daughters, a husband who spends more time unemployed than working, a mother with a history of broken dreams, and a father who has spent the last ten years in jail. While other women her age are out partying, she spends her nights working as a janitor in a university that she could never afford to attend in the daytime. She lives with her family in a tiny trailer in her mother's backyard. Somehow she keeps her head above water: surviving but not "living." However, this gray existence changes completely when, after a medical check-up, a doctor tells Ann that she has very little time left on this earth. Learning that she has hardly two months to live, Ann decides to keep her condition a secret, and refuses to tell anybody--not even her husband--about her time remaining. She does not want people around her with long faces, and obsessed with her approaching death. Ann starts to make a list of things to do before dying, which she completes little by little. The list ranges from the mundane to the sublime--from changing her hairstyle and getting fake nails to making love to another man. Unexpectedly, Ann discovers an appetite for life that drives her to live her last days with a sensual and furious intensity she had not known before. During this short time, she prepares her daughters for a life without her; she meets a solitary wounded man, whom she seduces; and most importantly, Ann faces what remains of her life with a certain steadfast courage she never knew she possessed.