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Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (2006)

A young woman tries to keep a positive attitude while battling breast cancer.

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

Nancey Silvers, Geralyn Lucas (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Chalke ... Geralyn Lucas
Jay Harrington ... Tyler Lucas
Lally Cadeau Lally Cadeau ... Geralyn's Mom
Harvey Atkin ... Geralyn's Dad
Robin Brûlé ... Wendy
Mayko Nguyen ... Donna
Julie Khaner ... Meredith
Ron Lea
Patti LaBelle ... Moneisha
Conrad Pla ... Cuban Taxi Driver
Geoffrey Pounsett ... Dr. Bob Bradley
Jordan Barker ... Adam
Andrew Gillies ... Victor
Yanna McIntosh Yanna McIntosh ... Dr. Crone
Janet Lo ... Mammogram Nurse
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Storyline

Based on a true story and memoir under the same name. With so many things going good in her life-great husband and friends, wonderful family, dream job-the last thing 27-year-old Geralyn Lucas expects is to be diagnosed with breast cancer. While having fear and doubts, Geralyn finds self-acceptance by relying on courage, humor, and her red lipstick. Written by r2k443

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Why I Wore Lipstick See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It really showed the steps women take going through breast cancer...go through. It shocked and amazed me. Great t.v. movie!!
28 January 2008 | by aleigha0707See all my reviews

I always wondered about the physical (and emotional) pain that one goes through while trying to beat cancer. Never having dealt with it myself (Praise god!!) I always wondered what kinds of pains and evils one has to overcome. It is truly frightening. I like how this movie is realistic, yet not. The actress Sarah Chalke, from Roseanne, is one of my favorite t.v. actresses. Great movie overall. Better than I had anticipated. If you haven't already seen it, see it!! There is this one part that really got to me. When she says something about her constant vomiting. She said that her and her husband have taken there relationship to a new level. Now the extent of their relationship is him holding her hair for her while she pukes. Her husband is really great through out the entire movie and just wants to help her through it and get through it together. And yet there are times when she pushes him away. He is so sweet though and puts up with a lot. Of course she does as well. They went through hell and back together and that is my favorite part of the movie. God bless any one who has had to deal with such horrors in real life.


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