My Life

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Product Overview

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.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 40152177
UPC 043396058538
UPC 14 00043396058538
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Death
Families
Illness
Love Story
Self-Discovery
Tear Jerker
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Bob 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.
Plot Summary
Summary Bob 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.
Reviews
New York Times "...Finally wrenching in ways that will leave viewers thinking hard about their own lives..." 11/12/1993 p.C17
Entertainment Weekly "...Emotionally gripping, sometimes devastating....Worth any viewer's attention..." -- Rating: B 06/03/1994 p.66
Variety "...It's an emotional, spiritual odyssey....[A] sincere, often touching story..." 11/15/1993
Directors
Bruce Joel Rubin
Actors
Michael Keaton
Nicole Kidman
Cast & Crew
Queen Latifah - Actor
Bradley Whitford - Actor
Michael Keaton - Actor
Nicole Kidman - Actor
Bruce Joel Rubin - Director
Peter James - Director of Photography
John Barry - Musical Score
Hunt Lowry, et al. - Producer
Bruce Joel Robin - Writer
Technical Info
Catalog ID 05853
UPC 00043396058538
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 117 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review Bruce Joel Rubin's lastest movie accelerates so rapidly into the serious, you're left dry-mouthed and blown away. You're pulled in deeper and deeper until--by the anguishing conclusion--you're hanging on for dear life... Thanks to Keaton...the expereince is roundly touching... he keeps you laughing and choking all the way to the bitter end.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Desson Howe
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Dolby Surround Sound, English, Subtitled, French, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Keaton,Michael
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Jeffrey Lyons, Sneak Previews/CNBC One of the year's best films.
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