The Big C 4 Seasons 2012

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With Paul (Oliver Platt) recovering from his near-fatal heart attack, and Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) returning from her African adventure, Cathy (Laura Linney) creates an alter ego as she gets some good news about her chemotherapy trial.

Starring:
Laura Linney, Oliver Platt
Runtime:
27 minutes

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    1. Thin Ice With Paul (Oliver Platt) recovering from his near-fatal heart attack, and Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) returning from her African adventure, Cathy (Laura Linney) creates an alter ego as she gets some good news about her chemotherapy trial.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 27min 2012
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    2. What's Your Story? Adam (Gabriel Basso) accuses his parents of being hypocrites after Paul (Oliver Platt) uses his blog to reveal that Cathy (Laura Linney) had an affair. And as Andrea (Gabourey Sidibe) tries to revive the school's Black Student Association, a new phone number provides Sean (John Benjamin Hickey) with a lucrative business opportunity.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 26min 2012
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    3. Bundle Of Joy As Cathy (Laura Linney) treats a skeptical Paul (Oliver Platt) to a cancer survivor's personal growth seminar, a Valentine's Day concert causes Adam (Gabriel Basso) to rethink his relationship with his girlfriend.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2012
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    4. Family Matters When Cathy's (Laura Linney) health problems become a roadblock to their chances for adoption, Paul's (Oliver Platt) inspiring blog posts could provide a solution. Meanwhile, Sean's (John Benjamin Hickey) ownership of a gay sex phone line is disputed, and Adam's (Gabriel Basso) new girlfriend challenges his faith in God.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2012
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    5. Face Off As Cathy (Lara Linney) looks to enlist a reluctant Adam (Gabriel Basso) in an effort to impress a couple who are interviewing prospective adoptive parents for their baby, Paul (Oliver Platt) fights back his nerves as he prepares for his first outing as a motivational speaker.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2012
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    6. Life Rights As he and Cathy (Laura Linney) prepare to adopt, Paul (Oliver Platt) entertains a big shot producer's (guest star Allison Janney) offer to turn his blog into movie. But when Cathy decides she doesn't like where the film is going, she balks. Meanwhile, Sean's (John Benjamin Hickey) face-to-face date with a phone sex client produces a surprising result.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2012
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    7. How Bazaar As Paul (Oliver Platt) discovers that life on the road with Joy (Susan Sarandon) will require much more from him than he thought, and Cathy (Laura Linney) uses the nursery renovation to help the Coopers, Adam (Gabriel Basso) makes a surprise donation to a church charity bazaar.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 27min 2012
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    8. Killjoy As Cathy (Laura Linney) puts an end to the Coopers' adoption scam, she and Paul (Oliver Platt) stumble upon each other's secrets. Meanwhile, Sean's (John Benjamin Hickey) ménage à trois founders.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 27min 2012
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    9. Vaya Con Dios Stepping in for the late Joy Kleinman, Paul (Oliver Platt) takes the family to Puerto Rico for his own self help seminar. And as Cathy (Laura Linney) gets some bad news about her cancer treatments, she vows to use the vacation to face her fears of the water and her own mortality.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 27min 2012
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    10. Fly Away After getting lost during a scuba diving lesson, Cathy (Laura Linney) lands in the boat of a local fisherman. And unaware of the frantic search for his missing wife, Paul (Oliver Platt) creates an alter ego when he is approached by a woman at the hotel bar.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 28min 2012

Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Michael Engler
Starring Laura Linney, Oliver Platt
Supporting actors Gabriel Basso, John Benjamin Hickey
Network Sony Pictures International
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Purchasing Reviewer on 3 April 2014
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The whole concept of finding a story about cancer entertaining seems unlikely or bizare, BUT this is quality and great. Terrific story lines, incredible acting and just a true heart warming and pacy series. Really enjoyable
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jules on 15 Oct 2013
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Fantastic series with Laura Linney and company. Totally loved the whole 4 series, even though it's about cancer its funny, warm,sad and enjoyable. Wish it could go on forever! There is so little on tv that I like, that this outstanding programme is the exception, so buy the Dvd to watch over and over, like me! Especially loved the old neighbour Marlene, played by Phyllis Sommerville who was very funny and endearing to watch.
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This programme has to be one of the best, saddest, funniest, amazing shows ever!! Laura Linney is just so fantastic!
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I have truly enjoyed this set.. Poignant mad funny ..life in all it's forms. Death where is thy sting? Acting talent abounds in this series
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By ms. kit nader on 2 Jun 2014
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Love the big c - season 2 was best followed closely by season 1 -------------- but if you love the characters you'll love season 3 too. Love Laura Linney brilliant actress.
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I really liked this series as it is very true to life and very we'll acted throughout. It was funny and very sad but also uplifting at times. All the characters are great, especially her brother and her son.i would definitely recommend this series as it tackles a great subject and deals with it very we'll and also talk about a lot of other interesting stuff such as religion faith life after death etc.... But leave it open for you to make up your mind
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Art on 10 Nov 2013
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We ordered this having rated the first to years as '4' quality, but are bitterly disapointed with year 3.

It looks and sounds like there is a completely new set of 'ideas' people and scriptwriters. Given that Laura Linney is clearly in charge of the show we can only think she gave in to pressure to make it more 'cutting edge'? That basically means that the 'F' word is used and used and used again. The episode with Susan Sarandon is particularly bad. The plots involving the younger characters are straight out of 'Beverley Hills 201?' what ever it was...

We are pleased it's ending, but should have noted the comments of another reviewer before buying.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 7 Mar 2014
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The Big C is a bold concept, and the brilliant Laura Linney leads an excellent cast in this moving and oddly amusing show. Season three, however, is a real let-down. Not in terms of the acting, but the rather dire plot lines.

There is plenty to fill seasons 1 and 2, with her refusing to share her diagnosis and any chemotherapy in 1, then sharing her diagnosis and getting treatment in 2. Plenty of plot lines that follow the basic theme and make perfect sense.

Season 3, which could be subtitled "In Remission", sees her returning to living a "normal" life after her treatments appear to have worked. What causes the problems here is that the stuff she does is just, well, plain silly. And as for her son joining a religious sect (I don't know of many Christian groups who behave like those in the show - their solution to "saving yourself until you are married" is really bizarre), it just doesn't ring true - especially the way that Adam treats the stuff he found in the self-storage unit at the end of season 1. I can see why Cathy would wonder about having another baby, but the plot line with Susan Sarandon (who plays the role very well) is dire.

Season 4 starts in such a way that you could easily slip straight from the finale of season 2 to the start of season 4 without any real bother. I almost wish they had planned it to be shown that way.
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