Ways To Live Forever has left me dumbfounded. I haven't really seen anything quite like it before. Beautiful, confronting, heartbreaking and uplifting are all words I could use to describe it. It's a story about a boy suffering from Leukaemia and his efforts to understand death. He asks the questions that adults ignore. Why do children die? Does it hurt to die? What happens when I die? ... etc. This is death as seen from 12 year old eyes and it's so touching. The movie is full of excellent performances, most notably from it's lead (Robbey kay). He is brilliant. Also giving power to this film is Alex Etel who was fantastic in Danny Boyle's Millions... and Ben Chaplin is outstanding as a father unable to find a suitable coping mechanism while his son fights for his life. It sounds like a grim and dreary experience but its to the contrary. I struggle to find comparison but movies like Wide Awake and Matching Jack both come to mind... innocence and wonder line four tall walls of fear in this beautiful drama that's suitable for all ages.