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Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (2006)

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

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Geralyn Lucas
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Tyler Lucas
Lally Cadeau ...
Geralyn's Mom
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Wendy
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Donna
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Meredith
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Moneisha
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Cuban Taxi Driver
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Dr. Bob Bradley
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Adam
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Victor
Yanna McIntosh ...
Dr. Crone
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Mammogram Nurse
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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

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23 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Inspiring
23 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Very inspiring story of a young girl with everything; great job, husband, success, beauty...and suddenly getting diagnosed with the big C. She's terrified she will lose her fabulous life, but more importantly her life, period. She has a very touchy feely moment with a cab driver who shares his cancer experience and wisdom. She is fortunate to have a loving husband and a very good support system from friends to family to her mentor at work who is also a survivor.

Throughout the movie she faces every step from the mastectomy to chemo to hair loss to nausea to fear of death. She forges ahead determined to fight.

Sarah Chalke was great as the courageous Geryln. Watching Gerylyn you can't help but compare her to yourself, and how we get bogged down in our petty problems for years and years on end. She's truly an inspiration.


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