Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, c1999.
1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital, English 5.0 surround, French Dolby surround.
Includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in Spanish.
Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott, Nicky Katt, Lauren Graham.
Producers, Harry J. Ufland, Jesse Beaton ; screenplay, Karen Croner ; director, Carl Franklin.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1998.
Based on the novel by Anna Quindlen.
MPAA rating: R.
A daughter Ellen, gives up her job and boyfriend to take care of her dying mother. Her father, a gifted professor of an English department, is more occupied with having his life running as smoothly as possible than caring for his wife. Living at home, Ellen discovers many new aspects to her parents' personalities, a father who is human despite his imperfections and a mother who loves her family passionately. When her mother finally dies Ellen is suspected of hastening her death with morphine.
Special features: spotlight on location ; production notes ; cast & filmmakers' bios ; film highlights ; theatrical trailer ; web links.