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Sunday, 18 October 2015

MISS YOU ALREADY

The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill. — IMDB

This movie was shamelessly cliched. It is dealing with some very significant issues — breast cancer, death and dying, friendship — and I have had personal experience with all of these. Much of the story is unbelievable and feels inauthentic. There is no real depth of friendship or chemistry between the main characters. And the hospice that Milly (Toni Colette) spends time in looks like a very expensive hotel room where we never see any staff caring for her! Toni Colette is frequently over-the-top and, in fact, is accused by her friend Jess (Drew Barrymore) at one point of being a cancer bully. I’m sure there are people for whom the term would be apt. But in this case the character of Milly seemed to be a caricature. I never felt much empathy with the characters — not good in a movie with these themes. The whole thing seemed forced, overwrought and manipulative so it didn’t work for me. A shame given the usually talented cast.


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