My Life (1993)
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Every moment counts.
|Just as his wife becomes pregnant with their first child, a workaholic learns that he has cancer and set out to record his life on videotape for the child he'll never know.|
Editor's NoteBob Jones (Michael Keaton) is diagnosed with terminal cancer just as his wife Gail (Nicole Kidman) learns she is pregnant with the couple's first child. Realizing he might die before the child is born, Bob decides to make a video about his life so that his child will someday be able to know him. In making the video, Bob embarks on a journey of self-discovery and decides to reconcile with his past, including a years-long estrangement with his own father.
Cast & Crew
|Bruce Joel Rubin - Director|
|Peter James - Director of Photography|
|John Barry - Musical Score|
|Hunt Lowry, et al. - Producer|
|Bruce Joel Robin - Writer|
Plot SummaryBob and Gail Jones, a happily married couple expecting their first child, are passionately devoted to one another. But tragedy strikes their otherwise untroubled middle-class home when Bob learns he has advanced terminal cancer. Faced with this profound crisis and the realization that his child may never know him, Bob decides to make a video documenting his life so that his son will have some knowledge of his father. Creating the video proves to be an emotionally and mentally herculean task, as Bob discovers he's as shallow as the public relations material he produces for a living. Before he can successfully complete the video, Bob has to make peace with himself, reconcile with his estranged parents, and accept the inevitable.