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Maryse Holden, a professor, feminist activist spent the last months before her murder in Mexico on "a break from feminism" that became a sexually iconic story reflect in her posthumous book "Give Sorrow Words". The film portrays this period of her life bluntly and brilliantly by Jackie Burroughs.

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The Canadians who made this owe me $7 (in American dollars)
27 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Canadian film A WINTER TAN predates HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK, but has a similar plot. A woman going through a midlife crisis goes to the tropics to rediscover herself.

It takes place in a warm, sunny place, but it moves like a glacier. A tone-deaf, relentlessly aggravating, horribly written, ludicrously acted, crappily shot, stultifying glacier.

Lured by an inexplicable positive review, I'm one of the forty-three people who paid to see this turd in the theater, and I'd like my seven bucks back. The theater wouldn't give it to me when I, along with most of the audience, walked out midway through. (And I NEVER walk out of movies--in thirty years of serious movie fandom, I have walked out of two movies: This and the horrible late 70s remake of PRISONER OF ZENDA.)

At least Canada has given us some pretty good beers over the years. God knows I drank a ton of them to get rid of the taste of this offal.


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