#TIFF15: “MISS YOU ALREADY”
One of the greatest surprises to come out of TIFF ’15 is BFF-Dramedy MISS YOU ALREADY. Director Catherine Hardwicke already has shown us flashes of her brilliance in her career and to this day we still are mesmerized by her 2003 effort Thirteen, before going on to achieve blockbuster success with Twilight.
This Film centers on two best friends in flashy Milly (Toni Collette) and confidante Jess (Drew Barrymore) and their inseparable bond. After Milly is diagnosed with breast cancer, their friendship reaches a turning point, which impacts the lives of each other’s families. Despite seemingly having it all, Milly begins to question what it is she wants in the face of her mortality and Jess tries balancing being a friend to Milly with her own family life as she looks to conceive a child after some struggle.
Miss You Already explores with great detail and compassion the heartbreaking ripple effect of terminal illness on family and friends. Toni Collette is superb, capturing Milly as someone who is complex, flawed and hungry to live. Barrymore complements perfectly and is wonderful in Jess’ journey to find herself as her own person.
There will not a pair of dry eyes in the house. MISS YOU ALREADY is deeply-affecting as it is joyously a celebration of friendship and life.
eOne Films release and it plays at TIFF ’15:
Sat Sep 12 3:30 PM
ROY THOMSON HALL
Sun Sep 13 8:45 AM
THE BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA