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Elena Undone (2010)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  25 June 2010 (USA)
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Fate brings two diversely different women together, and sets them on a collision course that will shatter their preconceived notions about love, life and the power of one's soul.

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Elena
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Peyton
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Barry
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Tyler
Connor Kramme ...
Nash
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Tori (as Sabrina Fuster)
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Wave (as Mary Wells)
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Millie
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Lily
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Peyton's Mother
Robert Khakh ...
Rasheed
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Ari
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Amelia
Skyler Cooper ...
Jackie
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Peyton and Elena are, on the surface, diametrically opposed - one, a well-known lesbian writer, the other a mother and wife of a pastor - but when their paths cross, several times over, they feel compelled to connect. What begins as friendship quickly blossoms into something deeper. Peyton tries to extricate herself before her heart wants what it can't have. Elena can't imagine not having Peyton in her life. And despite the fact that she has never even considered kissing a woman, Elena is overwhelmed with a desire to do just that. Despite Peyton's reservations, Elena pushes the relationship into a full-blown affair. The two women fall deeply in love, both keenly aware a future together might be little more than a dream. Written by Jane Clark

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A lelkész felesége  »

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Necar Zadegan was the last person to be cast as the title character of Elena. She had auditioned for the part only a few days before filming began. See more »

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When Barry confronts Nash about skipping school (the first time), Nash shoves a DVD under his pillow. In the very next shot, the DVD is on the bed, next to the pillow. See more »

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Elena: I don't know. Maybe some of us are not meant to have a soulmate like Tyler thinks.
Peyton: Well... I don't know about soulmates, but... Y'know, with Margaret... after that?
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Peyton: Frankly my dear, I don't care if I never see another lesbian for as long as I live... I'm not kidding.
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Go see it. You need to see it!
23 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is one everyone should see. The truth is that people fall in love; it can be messy; people may get hurt. The more complex reality is that we can really "sleep half our lives away" and wake to find our life is not what we believed it to be. We can have the best intentions; make the most detailed plan for our lives and wake to find nothing is the same.

Two women of good intention-adoption for God's sake- find themselves involved in an escalating romance. It doesn't matter what you think about gay, lesbian or even broken marriage vows, it happens.

And, the simple truth is no one talks about how a woman's world is split open by discovering that she can be sexually and romantically involved with another woman when that has never seemed "imaginable to her." No one talks about the collateral damage a woman will do on both sides of the equation because she has been conditioned to compromise, to "work it out."

So, Elena Undone talks about it; shows it; let's you live it for just a little while. Long kisses, glorious love-making, mine-field maneuvering in the land of disintegrating marriage; heart breaking choices in the pool of self-protection; and the simple notion that once the wreckage has been sorted, if it's true love, there is hope. That's all any of us want to believe, really. There is hope. AM I a romantic? Sure. I am living proof that the wreckage doesn't have to bury the flame. Twenty five years after meeting; with an 11 year separation, my soul mate and I just marked 13 years in June.

Go see the movie. Leave all your baggage at home. It's a movie. It tells a story and it makes you feel good; not bad...good!


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