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My Life (1993)

Director: Bruce Joel Rubin     Starring: Michael Keaton Nicole Kidman
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40152177
UPC: 043396058538
UPC 14: 00043396058538
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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.

"One of the year's best films.  Jeffrey Lyons, Sneak Previews/CNBC

Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Dolby Surround Sound, English, Subtitled, French, Spanish, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/23/2004
Video Play Time Running Time: 117 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1993
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 05853
Video UPC UPC: 00043396058538
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Queen Latifah
Video Cast Info Bradley Whitford
Video Cast Info Michael Keaton
Video Cast Info Nicole Kidman
Video Cast Info Bruce Joel Rubin - Director
Video Cast Info Peter James - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info John Barry - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Hunt Lowry, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Bruce Joel Robin - Writer
Plot 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.

Professional 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

"...It's an emotional, spiritual odyssey....[A] sincere, often touching story..." 11/15/1993

Washington Post 9 of 10
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. - Desson Howe

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Keaton,Michael
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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