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Wit (2001)

Cast: Emma Thompson, Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, more...
Director: Mike Nichols, Mike Nichols
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Studio: HBO Home Video
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 99 min.
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Mike Nichols directs Emma Thompson in this made-for-cable adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Margaret Edson. Thompson plays Vivian Bearing, a college professor who teaches a course on English poetry. Vivian learns that she has advanced ovarian cancer and only a short time to live, which gives her a sudden and dramatic insight into the importance of kindness and compassion. Wit also features Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald, and Jonathan Woodward as Dr. Jason Posner, a former student of Vivian's who helps treat her. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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An amazing film by larbeck May 18, 2003 - 10:00 PM PDT
6 out of 6 members found this review helpful
A first class modern tragic tale of a woman's fight against cancer and trying to survive the modern hospital who pretends that it their job to save her. Mike Nichols and Emma Thompson adapted this play for this film with great, great results. A form for a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order should be included with this DVD. Thompson gives a grand performance.

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(Average 7.05)
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