Ways to Live Forever Synopsis
A boy fighting leukemia wants to learn about UFOs, horror movies, and airships, and break world records.
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Variety

By Jonathan Holland
Lively, entertaining and well made, pic is thankfully neither mawkish nor grueling, though its refusal to confront some of the harsher...
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70

Village Voice

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A cute kid dying of cancer is usually a surefire way for filmmakers to get the tears flowing, but despite a few powerful moments, this...
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60

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
A little wan but a lot likable, Gustavo Ron’s Ways to Live Forever is a forthright and surprisingly buoyant drama about facing death before...
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Amy Nicholson
The result is as sugary as a fatal toothache, though it's hard to hate a film that merely wants to give the world a hug.
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Inspirational and uplifting tale about innocence

By carlosc19
I caught this film at an advanced screening and I was genuinely surprised at how well the film maintained an uplifting tone while tackling the subject matter of cancer. The performances of all the...

Ways to Live Forever Way Above Expectations

By sarahmonastra
When I was first offered to watch a pre-screening of this movie, I must admit I was a little hesitant to view it. Normally I stray away from any movies that have to do with cancer. However, I...

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Rated PG-13 | For For Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ Emotional tale of boy with cancer who's curious about death.
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