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Two Weeks

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Two Weeks: Mark Levine

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 a 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.