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Laurence Anyways (2012)Laurence Anyways (2012)

Laurence Anyways (2012)

A masterpiece from Canadian director Xavier Dolan

Drama, Romance

best
THE VERY BEST

8.4

movie

Canada, France

English, French

Discussion-sparking, Romantic

2012

Xavier Dolan

Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Catherine Bégin

168 min

Synopsis

The story of an impossible love between a woman named Fred and a transgender woman named Laurence who reveals her inner desire to become her true self.

Our Take

8.4
Bilal Zouheir

This is a gorgeous French-Canadian movie with out-of-this-world sound work.

Laurence is deeply in love with his girlfriend, Fred. On his birthday, he announces to her that he wants to restart his life as a woman, having always hated his male body. Fred doesn’t know how to take the news: “everything I love about you is everything you hate about yourself”.

Laurence Anyways is about how their romance continues after this revelation. There are so many reasons to watch this movie: the story, the acting, the cinematography; but trust me, the soundtrack alone is reason enough.

Comments

M
moobees

What a beautiful movie. Took a but too long to end. Other than that, well executed all around.

S
Summer P

While not terrible the movie is too long and is somewhat anticlimatic. I personally found Lawrence to be annoying at the end given that his transformation ended up not being as radical as the movie had set it up to be by modern standards. I much preferred Mommy and I killed my mother!

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