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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
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Andrée Belair
Magalie Lépine Blondeau ...
Charlotte (as Magalie Lépine-Blondeau)
Catherine Bégin ...
Mamy Rose
Emmanuel Schwartz ...
Baby Rose
Jacques Lavallée ...
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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Denise Filiatrault as a waitress, has to be some kind of "clin d'oeil" at Michel Tremblay's work. 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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Written by Henri Bourtayre, Marcel Delmas & Edouard Dory
Performed by Elyane Celis
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One of the most moving and intense films I've ever seen
13 July 2014 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

My review is not gonna be long. It will not contain spoilers, either. I made an account on IMDb only to rate this movie and to write a short review, letting people know my opinion, so hopefully even more people will watch this movie.

The acting, the scenes, the music - everything was for me completely breathtaking. Yes, its a long movie - but it's not just a movie, or one story out of an entire life - it's LIFE, it's several chapters. Of course it's long... it has to be. I, myself, wanted to keep watching when it was over. Because it wasn't over. The story hadn't finished. There was more. This is not a movie to entertain people. This is real life, real characters... no bullshit... Many scenes, changing times, development of the different characters... Love, pain, laughter, sorrow. I enjoyed EVERY bit. I never write reviews on anything - this is my first one I ever made on a movie, book, etc... I just finished watching it, and it had me sitting on my sofa with tears streaming down my face.

Even though this movie is about a man who has the wish to become a woman, and even though the couple's struggle kind of revolves around that, I could identify so much with some of the things they go through together. It doesn't matter whether he is a transvestite or not... It reflects very familiar feelings, and I believe that people who have loved deeply, who have loved hard and fiercely, they will recognize these feelings too. And no matter what, this is a great movie to educate people with potential prejudice against transsexual men or women.

I hope that more people will watch it.

Great performance... left me with a feeling of joy and sadness, all in once. I really, really loved this movie. And I will be watching it again, no doubt...

Thank you for that.


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