An up-close-and-personal look at one family’s experience of dying. Sally Field stars as a mother of four grown children dying of cancer. She only has, at the most, two weeks left to live so the offspring come together to do what they can to help ease the transition and say their goodbyes.
The film takes you into the deep emotional components that exist between some typical family members in our society as well as the depths of pain and surrender one must face as they are dying of cancer. It sounds dark and depressing, but the characters try to enjoy themselves as much as they can by engaging in off-beat humor and lightheartedness.
Still, this film is not for the faint of heart, and will probably leave you in a slightly mournful tone. Ultimately, this movie will help enlighten about this tremendously intense and difficult time and may even help prepare you for your own death or the death of close friends and loved ones.