Two Against Time (2002) - Rotten Tomatoes

Two Against Time (2002)





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Divesting herself of her useless husband, Julie Portman (Marlo Thomas) is determined to raise her two children by herself, despite the emotional roadblocks set up by her resentful and rebellious teenage daughter Emma (Ellen Muth). Things reach the crisis stage when both mother and daughter are diagnosed with cancer. Ignoring her own weakened condition after extensive chemotherapy treatment, Julie insists upon helping Emma "tough it out" on the road to (hopeful) survival. Occasional moral support is provided by Julie's new sweetheart, philosophical lobster fisherman George (Joe Penny). Based on actual events, the made-for-TV Mother and Daughter originally aired April 21, 2002, on CBS.


Marlo Thomas
as Julie Portman
Ellen Muth
as Emma Portman
Joe Penny
as George Tomich
Peter Friedman
as Robert Portman
Karen Robinson
as Connie Matthews
Troy Hall
as Michael Portman
Drew Nelson
as Eddie Bramante
David Eisner
as Dr. Cooper
Jim Codrington
as Dr. Emerick
Diane D'Aquila
as Dr. Wilmer
Kristin Booth
as Kimberly
Kim Roberts
as Nurse Anne
Tom Masek
as Anthony Alhim
Helen Taylor
as Hospice Nurse Mary
Marty Moreau
as Motorcycle Cop
Neshera Tingling
as Emma's Friend No. 1
Caley Wilson
as Emma's Friend No. 2
Todd Dulmage
as Doctor No. 1
Vicki Papays
as Doctor No. 2
Grace Armas
as Nurse No. 1
Julie Watson
as Nurse No. 2
Natalie Urquhart
as Prep Student No. 1
Jessica Beitchman
as Prep Student No. 2
Marvin Hinz
as Eddie's Dad
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All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

Based, of course, on the usual true story, but redeemed by the remarkable mother-daughter performances. In Marlo's suffering, there is no vanity.

February 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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