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Ways to Live Forever (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Family | 29 October 2010 (Spain)
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Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the ... See full summary »

Director:

Gustavo Ron

Writers:

Sally Nicholls (book), Gustavo Ron (screenplay)
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Ben Chaplin ... Daniel MacQueen
Robbie Kay ... Sam MacQueen
Alex Etel ... Felix Stranger
Emilia Fox ... Amanda MacQueen
Greta Scacchi ... Mrs. Willis
Phyllida Law ... Grandmother
Natalia Tena ... Annie
Ella Purnell ... Kaleigh (as Elena Purnell)
Eloise Barnes Eloise Barnes ... Ella MacQueen
Fiona Dolman ... Gillian Stranger
Matt Stubbs Matt Stubbs ... Mickey Stranger
Maria Moncada Maria Moncada ... Sister Brenda Lee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruth Atkinson Ruth Atkinson ... Film Crew assistant
Trevor Boodoosingh Trevor Boodoosingh ... Undertaker
Keith Braddick Keith Braddick ... Ghost of Grandfather
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Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody will answer. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Als je dit ziet, ben ik dood See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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It's based on the book with the same title written by Sally Nicholls. See more »

Soundtracks

Dancin' In The Moonlight
Written by Sherman Kelly (as Kelly, Sherman)
Performed by Toploader
©1970 By EMI U Catalog Inc.
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment España, S. L.
Authorized edition for Spain EMI Songs España, S. L.
C/ Gran Vía 39, 7 Planta. 28013 Madrid
All rights reserved
All rights reserved. International copyright secured
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Captivating and Inspirational Drama
15 July 2013 | by carloscortes19See all my reviews

I was invited to an advanced screening of this film and let me just say that it was a very well written and directed film. Going into the theater I was expecting a depressing movie but I was surprised to find that it carried an uplifting tone throughout the course of this young man's journey. The acting was pretty good, especially from the young kids (Robbie Kay, Alex Etel). The cinematography was done well and the music and sound design complimented the film pretty well. The film maintained a subtle comedic tone that was balanced well with the drama, giving the audience a chance to laugh and truly connect with the characters. The subject matter of cancer might question some people but the film has a powerful message that many people should enjoy.


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