Vadim Jean directs this strikingly photographed tale about Sarah (Valerie Edmond), a 30-year woman coming to terms with both her life and her terminal cancer. The film opens with her contemplating suicide on top of a New York skyscraper. Cut to northern England, where she returns to her widower father Frank (James Cosmo) and her now married ex-boyfriend Sam (Gerry Butler), whom she previously dumped to pursue a career in the States. Frank has settled into a melancholy housebound rut and is disconcerted byher sudden appearance. Sam still has some feelings for his ex, but his wife Charlotte is none too pleased with her presence. Told with humor and brevity, the film offers well-drawn characters who interact until the inevitable yet dignified end.