Emma Thompson is one of the best actresses out there. Wit was mentioned on a podcast I listen to, and I was all like "Emma Thompson - sign me up."
Wit is the story of a professor being treated for Stage 4 ovarian cancer. Most of the time Thompson speaks directly to the camera, explaining her treatment and quoting John Donne.
I like the format as it was completely unexpected. However, I think this would come across more effectively in its original stage form. I think that would cure some of the distance I felt throughout the film - even at the end when all the walls seemed like they should have fallen down. I give this a 5 out of 10.