My Life Without Me (2003, Isabel Coixet)
Rating: 4/4 stars, 10/10, 94/100
Rank: #26 (Top Favorites)
Coixet will be hard-pressed to surpass this effort (although she comes dangerously close with Elegy). The story is beautiful(ly sad) and the actors are great. You will cry, cry, cry.
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