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The Law of Enclosures (2000)

Story of the same couple, first in their teenage years and then in their twilight years, paradoxically set in the same time during the backdrop of the Gulf War in the Middle East.

Director:

John Greyson

Writers:

John Greyson, Dale Peck (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Polley ... Beatty 'Beatrice'
Brendan Fletcher ... Henry
Sean McCann ... Hank
Shirley Douglas ... Myra
Diane Ladd ... Bea
Kelci Stephenson Kelci Stephenson ... Young 'Beatrice' Beatty
Rob Patterson Rob Patterson ... Pharmacist
Jennifer Villaverde Jennifer Villaverde ... Checkout Girl
Susie Yamamota Susie Yamamota ... Beatice's Friend
Tracey McCorrister Tracey McCorrister ... Pearl
Kristen Thomson ... Myrah
Rob Stefaniuk Rob Stefaniuk ... Stanley
Allegra Fulton ... Henry's Mother
Tom Anniko ... Henry's Father
Victor Cowie Victor Cowie ... Stan
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Set in Sarnia, Ontario in 1991, teenage Beatrice is a cashier at a supermarket. One night while waiting in line at a drugstore, she notices a large lump on the back of the bald head of a boy her own age. Intrigued, she follows him and he eventually and reluctantly introduces himself as Henry, explaining the lump is a malignant tumor causing his rare form of cancer. They fall in love, their passion intensified by Henry's impending surgery and the strong possibility of his death. Meanwhile, Bea and Hank have been married for 40 years with two adult children and live for the sole purpose of hurting each other. Their love burned out long ago; they're bored, bitter, depressed, and argue constantly. With nothing left but routine and resentment, Hank decides to buy a retirement home without consulting Bea, and she gets back at him by incurring financially ruinous construction and decorating expenses. Both couples are one and the same, at the beginning and end of their relationship, ... Written by pr1mal_1

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uma Chance Para o Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Budget:

CAD2,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Loved IT!!
7 March 2003 | by poutyLipsSee all my reviews

I am watching this film for the first time,I just have 2 words for it LOVED IT!! I am not a film expert but this film leaves me feeling so many emotions at the same time,from sadness to depression to happiness at love found when it seemed was lost.. even when the ending was the way it was--sappy but true,I recommend it highly,sorry it took me so long to find it :)


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