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My Life

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Review by Chuck Arrington | posted April 30, 2001 | E-mail the Author
MY LIFE


Synopsis:


On a scale of 1-10 hankies for any one film, this is a 25. Michael Keaton plays a high powered Ad exec diagnosed with a terminal illness just as he and his wife (Nicole Kidman) learn that they are expecting a child. Issues of unresolved relationships with his parents and siblings abound as he tries to come to grips with his death and the life of a child he will never come to know. Tremendously soul searching, My Life is probably the most heart wrenching film of its kind. Doesn't matter whether you're a young dainty woman or a burly lineman for the Bears, My Life will have you in a puddle of tears by the time the end credits roll.


Audio/Video:


The audio for the film is presented in a very full DD2.0 platform. The most notable aural effect comes in Chapter 7 when, Richard is being seen by Mr. Ho (Haing S. Gnor). The effect of the manipulation of the Chi was visually captivating and the audio "boom" if you will was quite unexpected but wholly effective. The dialogue was clean and easily understood.
The video portion of the disc remarkably well presented. The anamorphic widescreen presentation was nothing short of beautiful. I didn't notice any transfer errors at all. The film is shot on both film and video and the video elements appeared just as clean as the film elements.


Extras:


The only extras on the disc are trailers for My Life, The Deep End of the Ocean and Philadelphia.


Overall:


What can you say about this movie that hasn't already been said? It's a tear jerker to be sure and it never lets up. It plays out themes regarding the importance of loving each other absolutely, instead of holding grudges and missing out on time better spent together and in good spirits. It also brings home the importance of family and the need to keep those bonds strong through every family struggle you can imagine. My Life is one of the most touching, sentimental events I have ever experienced. It really makes you value everyone you love or even like and it makes you glad to be alive and able to experience life to it's fullest.

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