This is certainly not a film that's "enjoyable"--I totally understand that. And for some people, it may just be an unpleasant viewing experience plain and simple (cancer is a cruel son of a b*tch). But let's focus on what the makers present to us, the audience, and not the sentimentality behind the matter. I, for one, was touched by the film when I first saw it years back as a pre-teen and after recently watching it, I still was. Some people have said that Keaton isn't very likable in this film, well, he's not supposed to be because his character in a way isn't (think back when his employees/co-workers/etc were interviewed IN the film). Nonetheless, even if Keaton was playing an asshole, he played it very well. This is probably one of his most "in-depth" performance (well, that I have seen from him anyways). My one complaint is that it kind of drags on in some scenes but that doesn't hinder the emotion/power "My Life" carries.