Notebook Reviews: MY LIFE

4 out of 5 stars

Bruce Joel Rubin – 1993.

A dazzling performance from Michael Keaton makes My Life unmissable. There’s strong support from Nicole Kidman and Bradley Whitford, but this is very much Keaton’s film. He takes the material and runs with it, delivering wit, charm and a tremendous amount of heart. 

Like in real life, Bruce Joel Rubin’s screenplay balances the comedy with tragedy and while it may veer towards the sentimental, it manages to stay true to its course. There’s a lot of power and inherent truth within My Life and it manages to be entertaining while also getting across an important message.

While it may not be for everyone, My Life is a masterclass is dramatic filmmaking- it’s once to watch.

 

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