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2 Seconds (1998)
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Laurie, a professional downhill racer gets fired because of her slight overindulgence in irresponsibility. She returns to Montreal where she is welcomed by her geeky but cute brother. She ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Laurier ...
Laurie
Dino Tavarone ...
Lorenzo
Jonathan Bolduc ...
Jeune Lorenzo
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La Bella
Yves Pelletier ...
Steff
Louise Forestier ...
Mere de Laurie
André Brassard ...
Gasket
Pascal Auclair ...
Lebland
JiCi Lauzon ...
Willie
France Galarneau ...
Marcia
Alexis Bélec ...
Tom (as Alexis Belec)
Jude-Antoine Jarda ...
Grolo
Marie-Hélène Gagnon ...
Mme Blackburn
Ginette Boivin ...
Receptionniste #1
Mireille Naggar ...
Receptionniste #2
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Laurie, a professional downhill racer gets fired because of her slight overindulgence in irresponsibility. She returns to Montreal where she is welcomed by her geeky but cute brother. She meets Lorenzo, a cranky, ex-racer who owns a bike shop. The two become friends. Laurie gets a job with a local bicycle courier company, but a member of the group is intent on shutting her out of their circles, making her life difficult and sad. After a bonding truth-revealing discussion between Laurie and Lorenzo, Laurie begins to see what she has to do to make things better for herself. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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I want to go bike riding
30 December 2000 | by (Lexington, KY) – See all my reviews

This is a sweet & simple French-Canadian film about an ex-racing cyclist (played by Charlotte Laurier in that weird & aloof way that French actresses use to express nearly all their emotions) who finds herself working as a courier just so she can ride her bike. I found some of the acting (especially by the English-speakers in the first ten minutes) to be stiff & high-schooly, but once everyone's able to speak French, it goes much more smoothly.

The plot, as above, might be dull if there weren't an amazing character like Lorenzo, the ex-racer from Italy (played with all the requisite gruff & creaks by Dino Tavarone) who runs the bicycle shop that Laurier has to take her bike to. He's able to put her life in perspective & the long scene in the middle of the film in which he talks about his "big race" is some of the finest one-on-one filmmaking I've seen in ages.

The film has some nice, adrenalin-filled moments but the heart of the story is more sedate, involving relativity & finding out what is important in one's life. It's not sappy or saccharin, but it's not something you'll entirely relate to, either. You'll enjoy the performances & forgive the eccentricities (the revelation about the main character's sexuality, thrown in somewhere in the middle, seemed woefully out of place) &, if you're like me, you'll want to go out & ride a bike for a while.


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