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The Law of Enclosures (2000)

 -  Drama  -  21 April 2001 (USA)
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Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Beatty 'Beatrice'
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Henry
Sean McCann ...
Hank
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Myra
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Bea
Kelci Stephenson ...
Young 'Beatrice' Beatty
Rob Patterson ...
Pharmacist
Jennifer Villaverde ...
Checkout Girl
Susie Yamamota ...
Beatice's Friend
Tracey McCorrister ...
Pearl
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Myrah
Rob Stefaniuk ...
Stanley
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Henry's Mother
Tom Anniko ...
Henry's Father
Victor Cowie ...
Stan
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Set in Sarnia, Ontario in 1991, teenage Beatrice is a cashier at a supermarket. One night while waiting in line at a drugstore, she notices a large lump on the back of the bald head of a boy her own age. Intrigued, she follows him and he eventually and reluctantly introduces himself as Henry, explaining the lump is a malignant tumor causing his rare form of cancer. They fall in love, their passion intensified by Henry's impending surgery and the strong possibility of his death. Meanwhile, Bea and Hank have been married for 40 years with two adult children and live for the sole purpose of hurting each other. Their love burned out long ago; they're bored, bitter, depressed, and argue constantly. With nothing left but routine and resentment, Hank decides to buy a retirement home without consulting Bea, and she gets back at him by incurring financially ruinous construction and decorating expenses. Both couples are one and the same, at the beginning and end of their relationship, ... Written by pr1mal_1

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Subtle intelligent film
11 May 2001 | by (Montréal, Canada) – See all my reviews

I missed a film class to see this movie, it was closing after only a week so I decided to see the last showing, a late Thursday. Thanks God, I missed my class, because I REALLY loved the film. I read the first review on the site and I'm in total disagreement with it. I cannot understand how you cannot be in awe with the film. The acting is top-notch especially from Diane Ladd and Sarah Polley. I didn't read the novel but it is so intelligently adapted to the screen. The diverse narrative reminded me of a Scott Heim novel. The film may not be an ideal first-date material but if you're open-minded you'll love The Law of Enclosures. Anyhow, I really enjoyed the film so GO SEE IT! ;.)


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