7.4/10
806
11 user 1 critic

Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (2006)

A young woman tries to keep a positive attitude while battling breast cancer.

Director:

Writers:

, (book)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Video

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Maneater (TV Mini-Series 2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An enterprising young woman navigates the professional waters of Beverly Hills in order to land the hottest producer in town, fully unaware that she is about to get in way over her head.

Stars: Sarah Chalke, Judy Greer, Philip Winchester
Better Off Ted (2009–2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss.

Stars: Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi, Andrea Anders
Benched (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After losing her boyfriend and her high-powered job as an attorney all on one day, Nina finds that the only job available to her is at the Public Defender's office. She quickly realizes ... See full summary »

Stars: Eliza Coupe, Jay Harrington, Carter MacIntyre
Stand Against Fear (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A cheerleader, Krista (Sarah Chalke), takes action when she faces sexual intimidation from football players at her high school.

Director: Joseph L. Scanlan
Stars: Shanna Reed, Sarah Chalke, Lochlyn Munro
Raising Helen (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack
Me Myself I (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Pamela Drury is unhappy, and alone. On her birthday she stumbles across a photo of Robert Dickson, and wonders what would've happened had she said yes to his proposal. A freak accident ... See full summary »

Director: Pip Karmel
Stars: Rachel Griffiths, David Roberts, Sandy Winton
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A travel guide rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece.

Director: Donald Petrie
Stars: Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Rachel Dratch
Octopus (Video 2000)
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

During the Cuban Missle Crisis, a Russian sub is sunk while en route to Havana. As the sub goes down, the hold is breached and barrels full of some mysterious substance tumble out. Years ... See full summary »

Director: John Eyres
Stars: Jay Harrington, Ravil Isyanov, David Beecroft
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A woman faces the ups and downs of moving back in with her parents, along with her young daughter.

Stars: Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Perkins, Jon Dore
Marvin's Room (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.

Director: Jerry Zaks
Stars: Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Cinderella's life after her separation from Prince Charming.

Director: Kellie Ann Benz
Stars: Sarah Chalke, Christopher Shyer, Gina Chiarelli
Tit for Tat (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Emily, Kat, Jaime, Alyson, and Minka are in for a slumber part surprise in this comedy series promoting breast cancer awareness for Stand Up 2 Cancer.

Stars: Jaime King, Minka Kelly, Emily Deschanel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Geralyn Lucas
...
Tyler Lucas
Lally Cadeau ...
Geralyn's Mom
...
Geralyn's Dad
...
Wendy
...
Donna
...
Meredith
...
Moneisha
...
Cuban Taxi Driver
...
Dr. Bob Bradley
...
Adam
...
Victor
Yanna McIntosh ...
Dr. Crone
Janet Lo ...
Mammogram Nurse
Edit

Storyline

Based on a true story and memoir under the same name. With so many things going good in her life-great husband and friends, wonderful family, dream job-the last thing 27-year-old Geralyn Lucas expects is to be diagnosed with breast cancer. While having fear and doubts, Geralyn finds self-acceptance by relying on courage, humor, and her red lipstick. Written by r2k443

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Why I Wore Lipstick  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It really showed the steps women take going through breast cancer...go through. It shocked and amazed me. Great t.v. movie!!
28 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I always wondered about the physical (and emotional) pain that one goes through while trying to beat cancer. Never having dealt with it myself (Praise god!!) I always wondered what kinds of pains and evils one has to overcome. It is truly frightening. I like how this movie is realistic, yet not. The actress Sarah Chalke, from Roseanne, is one of my favorite t.v. actresses. Great movie overall. Better than I had anticipated. If you haven't already seen it, see it!! There is this one part that really got to me. When she says something about her constant vomiting. She said that her and her husband have taken there relationship to a new level. Now the extent of their relationship is him holding her hair for her while she pukes. Her husband is really great through out the entire movie and just wants to help her through it and get through it together. And yet there are times when she pushes him away. He is so sweet though and puts up with a lot. Of course she does as well. They went through hell and back together and that is my favorite part of the movie. God bless any one who has had to deal with such horrors in real life.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Purchase The Movie guerra_cindy
necklace that sarah wore in the film gymstar6
This looks great. MellyWelly721
song on commercial kayfaismi
Just watched this and wow Steve_1977
Fields of Gold burr46

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?