Miss You Already (2015)
The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.
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Not far into this movie I said to myself, "this style reminds me of Twilight." Sure enough, when the end credits rolled up I saw it was directed by Catherine Hardwick. I think this could've been a much better film in the hands of someone else. I wasn't a fan of the cinematography at all. Even though Collette and Barrymore give great performances the movie drags. Tysonitter totally took me out of the story. I mean he even has his AAR tattoo practically screaming in your face. I thought it was a poor choice. I appreciate the film's bleak look at cancer and how it affects the person diagnosed as well as everyone around them. It was emotional and as someone who has experienced loss and grief, quite triggering. I felt rather depressed (I mean, it's about cancer) and I kind of wish I'd known beforehand what it was about. This is a movie I would advise others to skip, but to each their own.
A bit too predictable, but the filmography made up for some of the expected lines. Good discussion of cancer for kids. I didn't find it as emotional as many other reviewers. It missed some real discussion about death and spirituality.
As I was saying in my summary...don't watch this when you first get up. or if you've had a friendship that transcended any other relationship, if you've lost someone to cancer, or if you've lost anyone for that matter! Yes, this movie did all of that to me. In the just under 2 hours this movie made me remember the relationship I had with my best friend of 18 years, mourn again my mom (who I lost to cancer in 1995) and yes, many of my soul squad passed before my eyes, while I wept gut-wrenching tears. I loved this movie!!! It starts with the relationship of Jess and Milly who met in private school, when they were elementary school aged. It doesn't spend too much time here, which i liked, and takes us quickly into the presence. Milly has neglected to have her yearly mammograms, and not following up when the doctors told her to.She is diagnosed with breast cancer. They treat the cancer very aggressively (or maybe that's how they do things nowadays), very quickly with rounds of chemo. Milly loses her hair, throws up, not to mention all the emotional changes and for good, bad, or worse Jess is by her side. When the treatments fail to work and Milly has to have both her breasts removed, it sends her into a cesspool of a storm, where she feels entitled to treat people horribly and cheat on her husband. This is where the friendship is tested and actually breaks for a time. Jess gets on with her life the best she can especially in light of her pregnancy, one hard fought for and with complications, due to the actions of Milly. It isn't until Milly discovers that she is in fact dying of brain cancer, using a cane and legally blind, that she reaches out to Jess, to mend the friendship and each other's hearts. Jess and her husband's well thought of plans fall to the weigh side, when Jess goes into labor early (hubby is on an oil rig) and it is Milly, with the help of her mom...tearing out morphine drip and all...who runs to Jess's side and makes it before the baby is born. Knowing that this was a sad movie and as it progressed, knew Milly was going to die, made it very emotional for me. When I tell you I cried the entire two hours, I am of course exaggerating, but not by much. Every time there was a poignant scene of any kind, I cried. Lmao!! Rather cleansing and therapeutic. Plus it really was a good movie. The death scene...killed me.
-Miss You Already is a 2015 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Morwenna Banks. The film stars Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine, Tyson Ritter, Frances de la Tour, and Jacqueline Bisset. It was screened in the Gala Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.-The film opened theatrically in the United Kingdom on 25 September 2015 and in the United States on 6 November 2015 to mixed to positive critical reviews.--Critical reception: -The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 69% rating based on 89 reviews, with an average rating of 6/10. The site's consensus states: "Miss You Already isn't shy about going for filmgoers' tear ducts, but its solid script and talented cast are often powerful enough to make up for its more manipulative moments." Metacritic reports a 59 out of 100 rating, based on 24 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".--Song: -The film also features a promotional single from star Tyson Ritter's band The All-American Rejects entitled "There's a Place." The song reached number 33 of Billboard's Digital Rock Songs chart, and was met with widely positive reception from critics and fans alike.