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Movie Reviews: 'My Live Without Me,' 'Under the Tuscan Sun'

The films My Life Without Me and Under the Tuscan Sun are both about happily married women who get handed some very bad news in the opening reel. But critic Bob Mondello says the films part company thereafter, with one taking a tragic path, the other a comic one.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.