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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 ...
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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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Louis Garrel was originally set to play the title role of Laurence but dropped out. Melvil Poupaud signed on to replace him. See more »

Quotes

Laurence Alia: Our love wasn't 'safe,' but it wasn't dumb. What is it you want, Fred? What is it? A child? A house? I can give you that. I'll change.
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References Fanny and Alexander (1982) See more »

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Fade to Grey
Written by Chris Payne, Midge Ure and Billy Currie (as Billie Currie)
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overblown
12 May 2013 | by (Victoria, BC. Canada) – See all my reviews

This is very long boring movie. It is the story of a handsome man slowly turning himself into an ugly woman. About 20% of the footage is watching people frantically smoke tobacco. I have no idea why the director considered this diverting.

The characters are all prone to histrionics and long rambling monologues that make no sense. They are just emoting and over-acting for the camera. The only character I cared at all about is Laurence him/herself, and he is a fruitcake without a drop of common sense.

Nothing much happens. The excitement comes when periodically the characters move to new digs.

There are two spectacular Felliniesque scenes where they hired every good looking actor in Canada, then ploughed the camera through them like a speedboat.

In general, it is indulgent, overdone and way way too long. Perhaps it would make more sense if you knew French, rather than reading the subtitles as I did.


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