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Love & Suicide (2006)

R | | Drama, Romance | Video 18 July 2006
When pretty but troubled Kaye moves to New Orleans from Atlanta with her mother and little brother, she forges a special friendship with Emily, a rebellious high school senior with troubles... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Reardon ...
Emily Segreto
Stella Johnson ...
Kaye Canon
Peter Boggia ...
David
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Susan
Silvia Mariani ...
Emily's Mom
Ryan Miley ...
Rick
Tai Cambre ...
Brandy
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Sarah
Karl Lengel ...
Doctor
Ryan Kondyra ...
David's Friend
Cole Blackburn ...
Chuck
Lida Sunsin ...
Leslie
Jen Christensen ...
Dana
Greg Williamson ...
Peter
Patricia Charles ...
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When pretty but troubled Kaye moves to New Orleans from Atlanta with her mother and little brother, she forges a special friendship with Emily, a rebellious high school senior with troubles of her own. They become instant best friends, and begin spending all their free time together. Emily even helps Kaye run away from home. The girls' mothers do not approve of their relationship, and Emily's mother accuses her of associating to closely with a corrupted and confused young girl. As Kaye and Emily grow closer, Kaye's mother begins to suspect what she fears is the worse, that Emily's sexual prowess has corrupted her daughter. Faced with the ridicule from their peers, and the pressures of their families and conservative religious beliefs, Kaye and Emily are forced to choose between true love and the promises they've made to each other, and fitting into a society that refuses to accept them. Written by Mimi Loftus

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for teen sexuality, drug content and language

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Inspired by the real-life high school personal romance between writer-director Mia Salsi and her girlfriend Kellie, whom later committed suicide several years after their breakup. See more »

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Doctor: Your life isn't going to be easy Emily but think about what Kaye's going to have to go through.
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The closing credits features still photos of writer-director Mia Salsi as a teenager with her girlfriend Kellie whom later committed suicide which served as the inspiration for the film's plot. See more »

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It Ain't Easy
Written and Performed by Sue Ford
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tedious to watch
4 January 2007 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

Yeah, I made it all the way to the end. It was pretty hard though.

Sometimes I was wondering if there was even a director on set. The acting...well, I don't even know what to say. I thought the girl who played Emily tried her best with the boring, sometimes wacky and sometimes predictable dialog.

I know that it was low budget but the hollow sound and the lighting unfortunately made it look and sound like a 100-minute-long audition tape.

I'm not even going to talk about the ending...

The best thing about the movie was the music.

That being said, I do not recommend this movie to anyone. Even for lesbians who don't have many movies to watch overall, this is nothing to waste your time on. If you're looking for a sad lesbian themed movie, check out The Children's Hour, Lost and Delirious or High Art. Those will all leave you depressed and gloomy but you won't have to suffer cinematic hell in the process.


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