My Life Without Me

Synopsis: Ann, 23 years old, lives a modest life with her two kids and her husband in a trailer in her mother's garden. Her life takes a dramatic turn, when her doctor tells her that she has uterine cancer and only two months to live. She compiles a list of things to do before she dies.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Isabel Coixet
  16 wins & 15 nominations.
106 min

This is you.

Eyes closed,

out in the rain.

You never thought you'd be doing

something like this.

You never saw yourself as,

I don't know

how you'd describe it, as...

like one of those people

who like looking up at the moon,

or who spend hours gazing at

the waves or the sunset or...

I guess you know what kind of people

I'm talking about.

Maybe you don't

Anyway, you kinda you kinda

like it being like this,

fighting the cold

and feeling the water seep

through your shirt

and getting through to your skin.

And the feel of the ground

growing soft beneath your feet

and the smell.

And the sound of the rain

hitting the leaves.

All the things they talk about

in the books that you haven't read.

This is you.

Who would have guessed it?


Lesson 3.


Catch this.

You give me the big one.


Don't you even...

So how come you always get...

why do you always

get the big one?

I deserve the big one...

Maybe you should just try

and you know

to get chalk of the blackboard.


Oh, I'm trying to blow it

away from you.

- I thought you were quitting.

- I am quitting. I'm quitting, quitting.

That's great.

I can't quit smoking

and quit eating at the same time.

You don't have to quit eating.

Why would you have to quit eating?

You just don't understand.

You lose weight

just by thinking about it.

I swear you're slimmer now

than you were a month ago.

- No, you're imagining it.

- I am not.

When you're fat

like I am,

the only thing you see

is other women's bodies.

It's the only thing you see.

Laurie, you're crazy.

You're not fat at all, okay?

I know fat people. You're not one

of them. Look at this tummy.

It's not the tummy of a fat person.

As for me,

I'm eating the same as always.


I ate a whole litre of ice-cream.

I haven't had ice-cream

in so long.


you're not following one of those

ice- cream diets are you?

Yeah, Ben and Jerry's

miracle diet.



You know

what I'm thinking of right now?


Corn on the cob.

With lots of salt, lots of butter.

Just talking about diets

makes me hungry.

See you tomorrow.

- All right. See you tomorrow.

- Tomorrow.


Is Don going to look for another job?

Don's always looking for another job.

I could try and get him

something at the hotel.

That's okay.

Last thing I need is for you two

to fight there as well.

Why do you have

to listen to this stuff?

Why can't you listen to music

like normal people?

No one's normal, Mom.

No such thing as normal people.

Some muffins for the girls,

for breakfast.

They're a little squashed,

but they're fine.

Who rented Nathan's house?

I don't know.

Someone's moving in on Sunday.

Barry Manilow.


Barry Manilow.

He's normal.

Good night, mom.

Come on. Move over, buddy.

Are those your feet or are you rubbing

ice-cubes down my legs?

Yes, they are ice-cubes.

Okay, warm them up.

That's my only choice.

I'm cold up here, too.

I'm cold everywhere.

Did you put all the laundry

in the basket?

- Yes.

- Thank you.

Are you tired?



I think you're too little.

I'll tell you when you're older.

You guys want some more milk?

Please, please, tell me now.

Drink up your milk. We've going to go

in about five minutes, all right?

You've spilt your milk.

I told you, you're too little.

Shit, Patsy, can you not drink a glass

of milk for once without spilling it?

No, no, no.

What are you doing?

Daddy, why don't the Flintstones

ever go to the beach?

I don't know. Don't change the subject.

Where does Mommy

keep your sweaters?

Mommy, I ate all my cereal

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Isabel Coixet

Isabel Coixet Castillo (Catalan pronunciation: [izəˈβɛɫ kuˈʃɛt]; born 9 April 1960) is a Spanish film director. She is one of the most prolific film directors of contemporary Spain, having directed twelve feature-length films since the beginning of her film career in 1988, in addition to documentary films, shorts and commercials. Her films follow a departure from traditional national cinema of Spain, and help to “untangle films from their national context, ... clearing the path for thinking about national film from different perspectives.” The recurring themes of “emotions, feelings and existential conflict” coupled with her distinct visual style secure the “multifaceted (she directs, writes, produces and acts)” filmmaker's status as a “Catalan auteur”. more…

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