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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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Uma Chance Para o Amor  »

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Excellent Film
17 November 2002 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I stumbled upon it unexpectedly but it was marvellous, my next step is to read the book. I recommend this movie to anyone both young and old, it'll definetly capture you. The actors are amazing in particular Sarah Polley who shines!


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