Two Weeks: Mark Levine
Lisa Schwarzbaum
March 07, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

Two Weeks

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
98 minutes
Limited Release Date
03/02/07
performer
Ben Chaplin, Sally Field, Tom Cavanagh, Julianne Nicholson
director
Steve Stockman
distributor
MGM
author
Steve Stockman
genre
Drama

We gave it an B-

The subject of Two Weeks is grim: A woman dies of ovarian cancer, in her home, surrounded by her four adult children, over the course of two weeks. And the movie, clearly a personal project for commercial director Steve Stockman (who also wrote and produced), is an uneven weave of the inescapably painful and the self-consciously sitcomish (particularly in scenes between Ben Chaplin and Tom Cavanagh). But Sally Field is formidable as the dying mother. And the movie’s warm advocacy of hospice, with all the dignity such end-of-life care provides, does real, influential good.

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