My Life Without Me | 2003

Drama, Adaptation
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 ...more

Cast

... Ann

Actor

... Don

Actor

... Ann's Mother

Actor

... Ann's Father

Actor

... Laurie

Actor

... Lee

Actor

... The Other Ann

Actor

... Penny

Actor

... Sarah

Actor

... The Hairdresser

Actor

... Patsy

Actor

... Dr Thompson

Actor

Company

Production Company

Milestone Productions

Production Company

My Life Productions

Production Company

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.

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