Essentially a romantic comedy with a heavier-than-usual dramatic component, this sweet-natured film is thoroughly unbalanced by the grotesquely melodramatic conceit that drives it. Chicago natives Bob and Elizabeth Rueland (David Duchovny,
Joely Richardson) are the perfect couple; she's a primatologist at the Lincoln Park Zoo, he's an architectural engineer, and they've been sweetly, deeply in love since high school. Grace Briggs (Minnie Driver) hasn't been so lucky: An orphan raised by her grandfather (Carroll O'Connor), Grace has
suffered from progressive heart disease since her teens and will die unless she has a heart transplant. The Ruelands' tragedy is Grace'...