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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Miss You Already

This insightful dramedy about two dug in best friends who go through a shocking discovery for one of them brings the intangible to the screen. This saddening story still has the light when it brings the reality of how a sickness can hit even the most “normal” relationships. I was so encompassed by this film that I started believing that this was not fiction but reality. Collette and Barrymore are the most powerful and convincing friends that I have ever seen on screen. Their characters are together for every shaking event in their lives. When Collette’s Milly discovers she needs chemotherapy she says a great line about how men, babies, and E.T. are bald but not her. It’s a nice little line that got the audience tickled perhaps from remembering that 80s film. The scene when she uses an animation video to explain to her children about what chemotherapy involves is cute but stakes you in the ground. We see the video explain that she might throw up and that she will lose her hair while we think about children watching this for real. After seeing this piece, we have to realize all the nuances of when a dear friend or somebody else goes through cancer treatment. The film expertly brought in every painstaking effect that a harmful illness can have on those you love so much. We see the comedy lines but we also see a needle that is the largest I’ve ever seen go through this outgoing Milly. In the scene when Milly is in her first days home, we see that the kids are messing around and that the laundry is not done. There are too many things going on and nothing is ready. I feel that the story went that direction to show the slow debilitation of Milly and how she was losing her grip on her everyday life. Probably, the funniest line in the film comes when Milly’s mum says she pureed some vegetables and Milly says she did too when pointing to her vomit. It’s disgusting but it is witty. That is one of the classic comedic relief segments in the story. The universality of this gripping dramedy is blatantly there. Even in the film, a taxi driver who takes Milly and her best friend, Jess, 250 miles from London states that his wife had breast cancer as well. This underrated gem on IMDB will prove worthy in any emotion-possessing person’s eyes.
(Review by Wyatt Head)

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