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      My Life in Pink

      R Released Dec 26, 1997 1h 30m Drama LGBTQ+ List
      93% Tomatometer 28 Reviews 90% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Seven-year-old Ludovic (Georges Du Fresne) announces to his startled parents, Pierre (Jean-Philippe Écoffey) and Hanna (Michèle Laroque), that he is in fact a girl. His parents first view his newfound taste for girls' clothes and toys as a harmless phase, but as other neighborhood parents grow concerned -- particularly Albert (Daniel Hanssens), Pierre's prudish boss and the father of Jerome (Julien Rivière), the boy Ludovic has decided he wants to marry -- they take steps to "cure" him. Read More Read Less

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      Ma Vie en Rose follows a child's exploration of their gender identity with warmth and empathy -- for its young protagonist as well as the family affected by their journey.

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      Sara Michelle Fetters MovieFreak.com Like Ludovic, I marvel at the wonderful, magical mystery that is life. All these years later, Ma Vie en Rose remains a rapturous miracle. Rated: 4/4 Jan 30, 2023 Full Review Alyx Vesey Bitch Media Credit should go foremost to du Fresne, who is great as Ludovic. It's pretty astounding how capable he is at conveying Ludovic's feelings, particularly when she's swallowing others' transphobia. Jan 7, 2021 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: B+ Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Dan DiNicola The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY) Has the good sense not to preach or treat its characters with frivolity. It is in the truest sense of the word a family film. Rated: A- Jan 19, 2023 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault This is the sort of sweet, kind-hearted comedy Hollywood seems less and less capable of. Rated: A Sep 1, 2022 Full Review Jan Stuart The Advocate The film's redemptive ending leaves open the possibility of growth and healing in all links of the community chain. If you must relive the agony of a misfit childhood, Ma Vie en Rose is a compassionate way to go. Apr 19, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      PridePosterStudios “Boy or girl, you will always be my child” 🏳️‍⚧️ Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/24/24 Full Review Thomas M The best international movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/25/22 Full Review Audience Member I saw this film when it first came out and it blew my mind. At the time, these issues weren't really being explored with such humility. If there was something mainstream out there regarding gender identity, it was a gross exaggeration of what all that means. I'm not sure how this film might translate from France in the late 90's to now, but, if you are curious, you should definitely check this one out. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member 5/12/2019 This film is several years ahead in tackling a possibly very unusual topic back then: transsexuality. Ludo belonged to a family trying so hard to conform the the social norms while he was rather carefree about his condition, much to her parent's dismay. This would have been an excellent film if the ending wasn't so "convenient". Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent film. It us as enchanting and heartfelt today as it was 20 years ago. Except back then it was brave as well. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a very well acted, educational film. The film highlights the formation of gender identity in a very young boy who feels and thinks he is a girl. It is a powerful performance combining the actor's fantasies with his reality and the effects of his femininity on his family. This film must have been ground breaking 20 years ago. I am pleased to have seen it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Seven-year-old Ludovic (Georges Du Fresne) announces to his startled parents, Pierre (Jean-Philippe Écoffey) and Hanna (Michèle Laroque), that he is in fact a girl. His parents first view his newfound taste for girls' clothes and toys as a harmless phase, but as other neighborhood parents grow concerned -- particularly Albert (Daniel Hanssens), Pierre's prudish boss and the father of Jerome (Julien Rivière), the boy Ludovic has decided he wants to marry -- they take steps to "cure" him.
      Director
      Alain Berliner
      Producer
      Carole Scotta
      Screenwriter
      Alain Berliner, Chris Vander Stappen
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 26, 1997, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 30, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.5M
      Runtime
      1h 30m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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