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Title:
Wit
Author:
Bosanquet, Simon, 1948-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HBO Home Video, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An English professor, who alienates her students, has always had control over her life. That is until she is diagnosed with a devasting illness. She agrees to undergo a series of procedures that are brutal, extensive and experimental. She finds that the fine line between life and death can only be walked with wit.
General Note:
Videocassette release of the 2001 made-for-cable motion picture.

Based on the 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
ISBN:
9780783118413
UPC:
026359178122
Format :
DVD

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Mike Nichols directs Emma Thompson in this made-for-cable adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Margaret Edson. Thompson plays Vivian Bearing, a college professor who teaches a course on English poetry. Vivian learns that she has advanced ovarian cancer and only a short time to live, which gives her a sudden and dramatic insight into the importance of kindness and compassion. Wit also features Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald, and Jonathan Woodward as Dr. Jason Posner, a former student of Vivian's who helps treat her. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi