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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful:

Truly poignant. A film everyone should experience

Author: TwitterJamieMadril from United States
7 November 2011

This was truly a beautiful film. It took great care and talent to be able to make five stories blend together so seamlessly into such a profoundly touching story. This film was able to span every generation and touch the soul of every viewer in a unique way. Whether you're a teenager, young adult, mother, father, sister or brother each person can relate to the bonds that are formed with each character in the film. Rasario Dawson was so incredibly poignant, perfectly vulnerable & truly touching in this film. She made her character Lili into every woman fighting the fight. Each story was directed and acted with great care to paint a beautiful, gut wrenching, vivid picture of the daily struggles each person diagnosed must endure. Five is the story of EVERY woman. It was inspiring and haunting. Truly a film that every person should experience.

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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful:

star-studded cast with good results

8/10
Author: leeluthe from United States
22 November 2011

This is a pretty good movie about five women and their loved ones going through breast cancer. It was wonderful to see so many people with their stories in one setting. Some of the writing was uneven and the resulting short film direction was the same. The films didn't flow into each other as well as they should have, since it was attempting to be a collection of somewhat related stories. The time sequences for one section were more confusing than helpful. There were no helpful, obvious ways for viewers to get more breast cancer resources. Walgreen's and Ford are not the way to go with advertising in this topic. Also, nothing was mentioned of the areas in which there are higher incidence rates. This is important information for people to have. Perhaps it should have been made into "Eight" because one in eight women will likely have breast cancer? That way more stories could be told... I would have loved to see more, different ethnic groups included into this TV movie. This is especially true since the CDC has published rates of white women as going down and black women as going up. Hispanic women's rate is going down slightly and Asian women's is going up slightly.

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Insightful and funny

8/10
Author: phd_travel from United States
17 December 2012

This collection of five different stories about breast cancer directed and written by different people is worth a watch.

It's not sentimental or morose - more insightful and funny. A wide range of patients from young to old are shown and from the 60s to present day.

Liked the segments with Patricia Clarkson and Lyndsy Fonseca the dancer.

Jeanne Tripplehorn plays the linking character.

Refreshing to see a movie about dealing with cancer that isn't too depressing and doesn't all end in brave smiles and death.

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