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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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Tatie Rose (as Perette Souplex)
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Shookie Rose
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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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CAD 79,171 (Canada), 21 May 2012
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The man who shows the apartment to Laurence is played by Xavier Dolan's father, Manuel Tadros, just like he did in Dolan's first movie. See more »

Quotes

Fred Belair: You have crossed the borders of my life, of my town, of my street. All that's left is my front door. I think you know where to find me.
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overblown
12 May 2013 | by 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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