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Mark Ruffalo, Maria De Medeiros, Jessica Amlee, Kenya Jo Kennedy, Leonor Watling, Sarah Polley, Scott Speedman, Deborah Harry, Alfred Molina, Amanda Plummer

Directed by: Isabel Coixet
Written by: Isabel Coixet, Nanci Kincaid
Produced by: Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodovar, Gordon McLennan

US: 09/26/03
UK: 07/11/03

Ann has 2 young daughters, a husband who spends more time unemployed than working, a mother who hates the world, a father who has spent the last ten years in jail, and a job as a night janitor in a university that she could never attend in the daytime. They all live in a trailer, on the yard of her mother’s house, in the outskirts of Vancouver. However, this gray existence changes completely when, after a medical check-up, a doctor tells Ann that she has very little time left on this earth. Learning that she has hardly two months to live, Ann decides to keep her condition a secret, and refuses to tell anybody--not even her husband--about her time remaining. She does not want people around her with long faces, and obsessed with her approaching death. Ann starts to make a list of things to do before dying, which she completes little by little. The list targets a wide range of things to which she must attend, including carrying out tasks like: saying exactly what she thinks to certain people; as well as getting herself some fake fingernails. Unexpectedly, Ann discovers an appetite for life that drives her to live her last days with a sensual and furious intensity she had not known before. During this short time, she prepares her daughters for a life without her; she meets a solitary wounded man, whom she seduces; and most importantly, Ann faces what remains of her life with a certain steadfast courage she never knew she possessed.
Tears will be jerked.

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