Dying Young (DVD)

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Description

Victor Geddes (Campbell Scott) is an arrogant and wealthy young man who has been fighting against leukemia for 10 years. He hires Hilary O'Neil (Julia Roberts) to care for him during chemotherapy. Despite the class differences and Geddes' antagonistic personality, the couple fall in love, but each day is filled with the dread that the disease will finally take the young man's life.

Product Details

Barcode
5039036022170
Department
Movies & TV
Released
18 Jul 2005
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Runtime
112 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Dying Young
Release Year
1991
Running Time
111 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Illness / Love Story / Melodrama / Romance / Tear Jerker / Theatrical Release
Ratings
IMDb
6.1
Rotten Tomatoes®
23% 66%
Synopsis
A simple romance that nonetheless carries a great deal of emotional impact, DYING YOUNG tells the story of Hilary O'Neil, an attractive young woman who, upon discovering her live-in boyfriend in bed with another woman, must move out and find a new job. She accepts a position as the in-house caretaker of Victor Geddes (Campbell Scott), a wealthy young man who is suffering from blood cancer. Hilary's first experiences of the aftereffects of chemotherapy leave her in doubt as to whether she can handle the job, but Victor convinces her to stay, as he is beginning to see in her a reason to live. When Victor informs her that his chemo has been successfully completed, they move to a secluded home to start a life together, until cancer once again intrudes. The film is rich in its portrayal of the hardships inflicted by cancer patients and their loved ones, as well as the power of love to lend strength to endure.
Notes
Released in USA June 21, 1991.

Color by DeLuxe.

Titles by Pacific Title.

"Dying Young" reunites Julia Roberts with director Joel Schumacher and co-producer Sally Field, all of whom had earlier collaborated on "Steel Magnolias".
Poster
Poster for Dying Young
Cast & Crew
Director
Joel Schumacher
Star
Julia Roberts / Vincent D'Onofrio / Colleen Dewhurst / Campbell Scott / David Selby
Movie Critics
Los Angeles Times
"...[Roberts] manages to seem more alive than life itself on the screen, alternately projecting resilience and vulnerability as conflicting emotions play across her face like light on water..."
Kenneth Turan (21 Jun 1991, p.F1)
New York Times
"...A pretty, decorative movie....Roberts' Hilary is frankly irresistible..."
Janet Maslin (21 Jun 1991, p.C10)