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Oscar and the Lady in Pink (2009)

Oscar et la dame rose (original title)
Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to ... See full summary »
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Rose
Amir Ben Abdelmoumen ...
Oscar
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Dr. Dusseldorf
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Mme Gommette
Constance Dollé ...
Mère d'Oscar (as Constance Dolle)
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Père d'Oscar
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Lily
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L'annonceur
Mathilde Goffart ...
Peggy Blue
Bruno Metzger ...
Père de Peggy
Catherine Israel ...
Mère de Peggy
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Victor
Eric Remi ...
Pop Corn
Mona Jabé ...
Sandrine (as Mona Jabe)
Nicolas Buysse ...
Le Professeur
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Listening in to a conversation between his doctor and parents, 10-year-old Oscar learns what nobody has the courage to tell him. He only has a few weeks to live. Furious, he refuses to speak to anyone except straight-talking Rose, the lady in pink he meets on the hospital stairs. As Christmas approaches, Rose uses her fantastical experiences as a professional wrestler, her imagination, wit and charm to allow Oscar to live life and love to the full, in the company of his friends Pop Corn, Einstein, Bacon and childhood sweetheart Peggy Blue. Written by American Film Market

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dying kid movie
3 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

10-year-old Oscar overhears Prof. Dusseldorf (Max von Sydow) telling his parents that he is dying. He wants to talk to only the dirty-mouth lady in pink, Rose. She was at the hospital selling pizzas in her uniform claiming to be a lady wrestler. Dusseldorf offers to buy her pizzas if she visits him everyday. The opinionated Rose is not comfortable with hospitals or a dying kid but she tells him wrestling tall tales. She convinces him to write letters to God and releases them tied to a balloon. The other kids in the hospital include Popcorn, Einstein, Bacon, China Girl, and his crush Peggy Blue who is blue from her sickness.

This is simply a deliberate tear-jerker. There isn't anything wrong with that but this is solely a dying kid movie. First of all, I would change the pizza thing. I have never heard of somebody trying to sell pizzas quite that way. Believability is not necessarily top priority but Rose should be doing something that actually exists. There are some cool ideas but the story lacks tension because the ending is not in doubt. It could be nice to add a wrestling match for the kids or make costumes for them. This movie has a precious premise and delivers the expected jears.


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