For a while, Milly and Jess are estranged. During this period, Jess learns that she is having a high-risk pregnancy while Milly learns that while her breast cancer is in remission she also has fatal malignant tumours in her brain. Milly tracks down Jess and the women reconcile. She also confesses her affair to Kit and although he feels betrayed, he decides to make love to Milly knowing that her days are numbered. Milly eventually tells her children that she will die and must go into hospice care. While there, she tells Jess she is holding on for the birth of Jess's first child.
I've seen this described rather dismissively as a \"cancer drama\" or as a \"chick flick\", but first and foremost it's a film about female friendship, and rather a realistic one at that, thanks to a very likeable script by Morwenna Banks.
Milly (Collette) describes herself at one point as follows: \\\\\\\"I'm so vain. I'm so superficial \\\\u2026 and I have a huge ego\\\\\\\". Well at least she has some self-perception, I thought. If she didn't have breast cancer, it would be easy to dismiss her as spoiled and irritating. The disease doesn't change that; it just amplifies it, which is also clever. We want to judge her, but we can't, because we must have pity on anyone fighting cancer. That makes it both more human and more challenging. 781b155fdc