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Dying Young

Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Written by Marti Leimbach
Richard Friedenberg
Starring Julia Roberts
Campbell Scott
Vincent D'Onofrio
Colleen Dewhurst
David Selby
Ellen Burstyn
Dion Anderson
George Martin
A.J. Johnson
Daniel Beer
Behrooz Afrakhan
Michael Halton
Larry Nash
Alex Trebek
Richard Friedenberg
Release date(s) 1991
Running time 114 min
Language English
IMDb profile

Dying Young is a 1991 film, directed by Joel Schumacher. It is based on a novel of the same name by Marti Leimbach, and stars Julia Roberts and Campbell Scott with Vincent D'Onofrio, Colleen Dewhurst and Ellen Burstyn. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... Julia Roberts (born Julia Fiona Roberts on October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... Campbell Scott (born July 19, 1961 in New York City) is an American actor, director, producer, and voice artist. ... Vincent Phillip DOnofrio (born June 30, 1959) is an American actor and producer. ... Colleen Dewhurst (born June 3, 1924; died August 22, 1991) was a Canadian-born actress best known for playing Marilla Cuthbert in the various Anne of Green Gables productions from Sullivan Entertainment. ... David Selby (born February 5, 1941 in Morgantown, West Virginia) is an American character actor, best known for playing Quentin Collins from 1968-1971 on the ABC-TV cult serial Dark Shadows, and as Jane Wymans evil and compassionate TV son, Richard Channing, on the long-running, primetime CBS... Ellen Burstyn (born December 7, 1932 as Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, Michigan) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Sir George Martin CBE (born 3 January 1926 in Highbury, London, England) is sometimes referred to as the fifth Beatle, a title that he owes to his work as producer of almost all of the Beatles records. ... Anthony Johnson is a African American actor and comedian He got his start in acting when he starred in House Party in 1990 as E.Z.E. He then went on to appear in other urban films. ... Alex Trebek, with his once-iconic mustache, hosting a 1986 episode of Jeopardy! George Alexander Trebek (born as Giorgi Suka-Alex Trebek [1] on July 22, 1940) is an Emmy Award-winning Canadian-American television personality and best known as the host of the game show Jeopardy! since September 10... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ... Julia Roberts (born Julia Fiona Roberts on October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... Campbell Scott (born July 19, 1961 in New York City) is an American actor, director, producer, and voice artist. ... Vincent Phillip DOnofrio (born June 30, 1959) is an American actor and producer. ... Colleen Dewhurst (born June 3, 1924; died August 22, 1991) was a Canadian-born actress best known for playing Marilla Cuthbert in the various Anne of Green Gables productions from Sullivan Entertainment. ... Ellen Burstyn (born December 7, 1932 as Edna Rae Gillooly in Detroit, Michigan) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ...


Plot

Dying Young is as realistic dramatic as it gets. In Dying Young, directed by Joel Schumacher, offers a compelling and convincing anatomy of this universal yearning for intimacy. Hilary O'Neil (Julia Roberts) is a pretty but cautious young woman who has had little luck fulfillment in work and love. Victor Gettes (Campbell Scott) is a well-educated, rich, and shy 28 year-old who is dying of leukemia. Much to the dismay of his businessman father, Victor hires Hilary to be his live-in caretaker while he undergoes a nightmarish series of chemotherapy treatments. At first, Hilary wants to flee from this close encounter with terminal illness but when something clicks inside her, she becomes actively involved with helping Victor get well. When his health improves, they drive to Mendocino and rent a house near the ocean. Gradually the relationship shifts gears until Hilary the employee becomes Victor's partner and the two fall in love. As they get to know each other their mutual longing for intimacy becomes evident. From the beginning, however, they must struggle to overcome the barriers of class and intellect which threaten to keep them apart. True intimacy, they find, is scary. It demands self-disclosure, sharing the deepest secrets, and trusting one another with their flaws and insecurities. When Victor first professes his love for Hilary, he admits that he did not feel he could do so when he was sick. Consequently when he gets sick again, he hides it from Hilary, afraid that if she finds out, she will stop loving him. Hilary, still wincing from a lifetime of humiliations from her domineering mother and betrayal by her last lover, also has a hard time believing she's worthy of another's love. When she catches Victor lying, all her old fears surface. The closer the couple gets to genuine intimacy, it seems, the more they resort to old tricks of evasion. He succumbs to temper tantrums, and she runs out. The breakthrough comes when Victor and Hilary open their hearts and share their deepest fears. They have experienced joy together. The relationship is cinched when they can also share their pain. Only in each other's sheltering arms do they move beyond spiritual deprivation. The healing power of love enables them to choose hope over fear in sickness and in health.


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