Актеры: Sarah Polley (as Ann), Scott Speedman (as Don), Deborah Harry (as Ann's Mother), Mark Ruffalo (as Lee), Leonor Watling (as Ann), Amanda Plummer (as Laurie), Julian Richings (as Dr. Thompson), Maria de Medeiros (as Hairdresser), Jessica Amlee (as Penny), Kenya Jo Kennedy (as Patsy), Alfred Molina (as Ann's Father), Sonja Bennett (as Sarah), Esther Garcнa, Tyron Leitso (as Guy in Bar)
Описание: Энн 23 года, у нее двое детей, ее отец в тюрьме, мать - неудачница, муж потерял работу. Чтобы прокормить семью, Энн работает ночами, но не теряет надежды, что все изменится. Однако все меняется к худшему - у нее обнаруживают рак матки, ей осталось жить всего два месяца. Молодая женщина решает успеть уладить свои земные дела. Она окончательно устраивает жизнь своей семьи, а затем решает в кого-нибудь влюбиться...
Рецензии: More than four years after her superb piece of art `A Los que Aman' (1998) (qv), Isabel Croixet returns with this intimate and poignant film set in modern times. The curious thing is that it is a Spanish film, but spoken in English and filmed in Canada; previously her films have also been made in Catalonian, Spanish and even French. Helped along by the Almodуvar brothers as producers, Ms. Coixet has succeeded in writing and directing a compelling story.
However, one needs to ask whether a twenty-three year-old woman with two little girls would react in such a way on being told she only had a few months to live. I doubt it somewhat, though of course there are cases of extraordinarily psychologically powerful people around. The interpretations are quite good, starting from the two little girls, through her husband, her lover, and of course, she herself. Indeed, up to the moment, it is the film in which I have best seen Leonor Watling (Hable con Ella, qv) playing her part.
Very good playing by Deborah Harry as Ann's mother: nicely controlled performance of a middle-aged woman verging on heavy scepticism and even sarcasm. Maria de Madeiros (Airbag, 1997) (qv) is just right as Ann's hairdresser friend – spot on.
A thought-provoking story, and well told, basically; however it does not get anywhere near what must be considered as a veritable masterpiece – `A Los que Aman'.