106 minutes – Drama
Release date: October 31, 2003
DVD release date: February 24, 2004
Canadian distributor: Odeon Films
Ann is a hard-working mother with two young daughters, a husband who spends more time unemployed than working, a mother with a history of broken dreams, and a father who has spent the last ten years in jail. While most women her age are out having a good time, she spends her nights working as a janitor in a university she could never afford to attend. She lives with her family in a tiny trailer in her mother’s backyard. Yet, somehow, she keeps her head above water and her spirit alive. After collapsing one day, a check-up reveals she has inoperable ovarian cancer. She decides to keep the truth from everyone, particularly her daughters, as she finally takes control of her life. And as she does she goes from the working-class woman we first met, to a women that has become liberated from day-to-day life. Knowing there is only so much time, Ann decides to give her life new meaning, and finds she has the power to understand, examine and fully live her own life, if only for the two months she has left to live.