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True-life drama about Spanish poet Ramon Sampedro (Javier Bardem), tragically paralyzed in a freak diving accident, who fought a losing 30-year legal battle for the right to end his own life, focusing on his relationships with three women: a terminally ill lawyer (Belen Rueda) hired to help with his case, his dedicated sister-in-law and caretaker (Mabel Rivera), and a lonely single mother (Lola Duenas) with whom he bonds. Soberly crafted by director Alejandro Amenabar, with a tour-de-force performance by Bardem, dreamlike visuals and sprinkles of humor, the complex film raises profound moral questions concerning death, dignity, the sanctity of human life and personal autonomy, and provides an impassioned voice for both sides of the issue, allowing viewers to decide. Many will undoubtedly see the movie as little more than a gilded defense of assisted suicide, especially given its morally problematic ending. A sympathetic view of euthanasia, and some brief mild sensuality. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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