Numbed by career demands and a recent divorce, Dr. Alexandra Kendall (Marsha Mason) hides behind a hard shell of professional detatchment – until she treats Buffy Koenig (Kathleen Beller), a dying 17-year-old cancer patient who reawakens Kendall to life’s possibilities.
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Pretty good cancer drama! I am a giant Marsha Mason fan so that may skew my rating here, although I did think this was a step down from her great run of films she made written by then-husband Neil Simon. Beatty has little to do here & a man of his talents feels wasted, Also, the story is completely implausible at times (like a girl putting more trust in Dr. she just met over her parents of 15+ yrs). Still, 3.5 stars.