Sweet November is a 2001 American romantic drama starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron. The film is based on an earlier version made in 1968 and written by Herman Raucher. Due to its poor reception by critics the film was nominated for Worst Remake or Sequel and both Reeves and Theron nominated for Worst Actor and Worst Actress (respectively) at the 2001 Golden Raspberry Awards.
Throughout the course of November the two experience several breakups. Nelson examines his life and his past in great detail. During their adventures Nelson befriends a fatherless child called Abner (Liam Aiken). Eventually Nelson realizes that he is deeply in love with Sara and asks her to marry him. This sets in motion a sudden chain of events that reveal Sara's terminal cancer. Because Sara cannot bear to have Nelson experience her decline in health and eventual death, she asks him to leave. For a time Nelson complies with her wishes, but then stages a surprise return during her Thanksgiving dinner.
What seems to be a perfect reunion is ruined when Nelson wakes up the next morning to find that Sara is once again asking him to leave. Sara tries to run away but Nelson runs after her. Eventually they catch up and in the tearful scene that follows Sara asks Nelson to leave so that he will always have only happy and strong memories of her. Sara explains that she needs to know this is how she will be remembered, so that she can face her last days in life. The movie ends with Sara blindfolding Nelson (a revisitation of an activity they had done earlier in the month) and then walking away.