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  • Focuses on the life of a nurse who finds deeper meaning in her life after looking after a patient who is dying.


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  • This is the story of ER nurse Frannie (Robin Wright Penn) who, besides the stress of being an emergency room nurse, is going through a difficult time in her marriage and in trying to quit smoking is now hooked on nicotine gum and nicotine patches. Shes taken a series of extra shifts in the ER in order to stay out of the house and hasnt been home in over 72 hours. In her shift at work she encounters a psych patient (Bonita Friedericy) who because of her frequent visits to the ER without any apparent medical problems is left unattended and forgotten. Frannie also encounters Howard Davis (Kris Kristofferson) who is in a bedside vigil for his wife of 45 years as she lies comatose.

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