The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill.
- Jess: Drew Barrymore
- Milly: Toni Collette
- Kit: Dominic Cooper
- Jago: Paddy Considine
- Miranda: Jacqueline Bisset
- Scarlett: Honor Kneafsey
- Teenage Jess: Charlotte Hope
- Teenage Milly: Sophie Holland
- Jill the Wigmaker: Frances de la Tour
- Ace: Tyson Ritter
- Company Executive: Noah Huntley
- Ahmed: Mehmet Ferda
- Nisha: Janice Acquah
- Athena: Shola Adewusi
- Little Lord: Lukas Rolfe
- Lead Singer: Fjokra
- Teenage Kit: Max Rinehart
- Jess (10 yrs): Grace Schneider
- Scarlett (3 yrs): Sophie Brown
- Teacher: Lucinda Raikes
- Director of Photography: Elliot Davis
- Director: Catherine Hardwicke
- Screenplay: Morwenna Banks
- Producer: Christopher Simon
- Editor: Phillip J. Bartell
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This is not like one of those you have already seen cancer themed film, there’s two main characters and their two sets of struggles. They both are very close friends since childhood. When they grow up, one settles down comfortably in life, but fall seriously ill and another one struggles to build a family.
I think the film’s strength was the development in every scene without wasting a bit. There’s always something happens that keeps us alive. I expected the usual, but it gave me a different entertainment. In the movie everything was between two friends, even each had their own family to care about, this story concentrated what came between them and how they fought together.
Great direction, shot in wonderful places, but the actors were decent. They should have been better, especially Toni Collette. To me the sentiments were very weak knowing the theme belong to the tearjerkers. Initially you might think it is a female version of ’50/50′, almost it was, but tried to be a different with additional story expansion. Overall a good movie, little fun to watch, you might enjoy it, but I can’t guarantee.
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