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      You Can Live Forever

      Released May 5, 2023 1 hr. 36 min. Drama LGBTQ+ TRAILER for You Can Live Forever: Trailer 1 List
      90% 42 Reviews Tomatometer 76% 50+ Ratings Audience Score In the early '90s, gay teen Jaime is sent to live with her devout Jehovah’s Witness relatives after the death of her father. Jaime makes an unexpected connection with Marike, daughter of a prominent Witness Elder. The two are instantly drawn to each other, and begin a secret, unspoken romance. But when their attraction becomes too obvious to hide, the community moves to separate the two, forcing them each to make a terrible choice between faith and love. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 06 Buy Now

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      Narratively subtle and beautifully acted, You Can Live Forever finds soulful drama at the intersection of sexual orientation and religious faith.

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      dzee k one of the best sapphic film I have watched so far, Although I didn't like how the ending turned out to be, overall it was great. cant stop myself on wanting to watch it over and over again Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/14/23 Full Review Audience Member It’s mental illness against biological science? It’s box office of merely $18k is a proof of its failure. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/07/23 Full Review Agustinus S nice story, picture, epic scenes with well-crafted music. loved it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/09/23 Full Review Lisa S Ok I have seen many a WLW movie but this one is special. Amazingly acted by June and Anwen. Let me just say...Anwen, the performance you gave girl...subtle and deep and passionate. How did you not win an award? I'm serious. I have seen you in other roles and you really embraced this character and brought her to life. June is just stunning and so honest as a love interest struggling with her faith. I grew up in a strict religion and this story brought me so much joy and healing for that young girl still inside me. I loved this movie so much I bought it!! I cry every time. Thank you for making such a beautifully written and acted love story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/09/23 Full Review Nat Sobbing. Sobbing. Sobbing... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/11/23 Full Review Alicja N one of the most beatiful movies i've seen Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Tara Brady Irish Times This compassionate story of puppy love – co-written and codirected by the former Witness Sarah Watts – shows more understanding towards the community. Rated: 4/5 Jul 4, 2023 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian It’s got something of Jeanette Winterson’s tenderness, if not exactly the wit, and the movie is interesting and even faintly subversive in its implied analogies concerning conversion and enclosed behaviour systems. Rated: 3/5 Jun 12, 2023 Full Review Christy Lemire FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) Sweet, gentle, and understated. May 17, 2023 Full Review Walter Chaw Film Freak Central There's hope here: hope in the idea that abandoning friendships is still bad and that families, blood or relational, are still the glue holding society together... Jan 5, 2024 Full Review Jackson Weaver CBC News [L]ike so many LGBTQ coming-of-age stories before it, You Can Live Forever is about crushing your heart into a pulp. And, like so many of those, it succeeds — though with an added note of misery. Rated: 4/5 Oct 16, 2023 Full Review Marie Saadeh Exclaim! A film with this plotline has the potential to leave its audience shattered, but You Can Live Forever just leaves us wanting to feel more. Rated: 5/10 Aug 17, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In the early '90s, gay teen Jaime is sent to live with her devout Jehovah’s Witness relatives after the death of her father. Jaime makes an unexpected connection with Marike, daughter of a prominent Witness Elder. The two are instantly drawn to each other, and begin a secret, unspoken romance. But when their attraction becomes too obvious to hide, the community moves to separate the two, forcing them each to make a terrible choice between faith and love.
      Director
      Sarah Watts, Mark Slutsky
      Executive Producer
      John Christou
      Screenwriter
      Mark Slutsky, Sarah Watts
      Distributor
      Good Deed Entertainment
      Production Co
      Prospector Films
      Genre
      Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 5, 2023, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 5, 2023
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