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Laurence Anyways (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  28 June 2013 (USA)
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A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover.

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Michel Lafortune
Sophie Faucher ...
Andrée Belair
Magalie Lépine Blondeau ...
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Mamy Rose
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Baby Rose
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Dada Rose
Perrette Souplex ...
Tatie Rose (as Perette Souplex)
Patricia Tulasne ...
Shookie Rose
David Savard ...
Albert
Monique Spaziani ...
Francine
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The movie highlights ten years in the life of a literature teacher named Laurence who transforms himself into a woman after years of concealing his feelings. Her tremulous relationship with her family is further complicated by revealing herself to them while she struggles to find comfort with her significant other Frédérique. Though others may not initially accept or understand Laurence in her true form, those who knew her before her transformation still know her as Laurence, anyways. Written by ~mEp

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Laurence Para Sempre  »

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As of 2014, this is Xavier Dolan's longest film, being almost three hours long. See more »

Quotes

Andrée Belair: Frederique? Leo won't take his bath. Destroys his magic powers.
Fred Belair: Not his power to piss me off.
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References Fanny and Alexander (1982) See more »

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most amazing film i've seen in a long time
25 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this film is one of the most breathtakingly stunning films i've seen in years. it is remarkable not only in its challenging subject matter, its ability to convey true, raw, complex human emotions and relationships, but also its painfully beautiful cinematography and artistic skill. it puts you inside the heads and minds of its truly human characters, the way it was filmed....amazing. it is one of those films that defies expectations, is multi-dimensional, is funny and heartbreaking...

i was riveted at every single moment, unable to tear my eyes away from the film...i needed to go to the bathroom early on in the movie, and yet sat through two more hours of agonizing bladder suffering because my mind was unwilling to let me tear myself from the screen. and afterwards, my friends and i were all shaking from the film. we couldn't stop talking about it.

watch laurence, anyways. it'll change your life.


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