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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Chalke ... Geralyn Lucas
Jay Harrington ... Tyler Lucas
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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Based on the true story of Geralyn Lucas' fight against cancer. See more »

Quotes

Meredith: None of us gets proof. Proof is in the future and the future is not here yet. Leap of faith. That's all we can get.
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Featured in The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2007) See more »

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Extremely Inspiring!!!
25 October 2006 | by gitrdone6507See all my reviews

This movie reminded me so much of my Mother. Although she wasn't in her 20's when she got breast cancer, she was 38, still under the age of 40. So now myself I have to get a mammogram at the young age of 28. It's a scary feeling for the family to know that your loved one has cancer. This movie goes through every feeling that she had. It really touches you in the heart. Women, young women, and girls...it's never too early to start self-breast exams. Early detection is key to fight this. We caught my Mother's cancer early enough all she had to have was a lumpectomy and radiation. She is closing in on her 5th anniversary of being cancer free. So let's fight the good fight and win this thing.


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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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