Laurence Anyways

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Xavier Dolan
Production: Breaking Glass Pictures
  20 wins & 51 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
168 min

They had a swimming pool...

and we'd play Hold

your breath under water.

Bottom line was:
In order to win,

you simply had to stay under

the longest. Easy enough.

They all gave up.

But I...

kept going.

Not knowing how long I 'd last.


I 'd surface

just before my lungs exploded.

Death was a breath away.

That's it.

Cooking isn't as easy as pie.

But with Sugar May,

making a good dessert is...

a piece of cake!


Was that natural enough?

- Was I natural?

- You were fine.

Ladies and gents, it's a wrap!

Gimme that blindfold!

Stop! Wait!

Fucking sailor's knot!

What's Montreal doing here?

Montreal from the Belvedere!

And for your birthday,

we'll add a centrepiece

to our now famous list of things

that minimize our pleasure:

People who find this spot romantic,...

when 45 planes may come...

crashing down on Parc-Ex!


It's Christmas! Yay!

What time's our reservation?

What's this?

F*ck the restaurant!

I dressed up! We're not going?

I'll make up for your party screw-up.

My Passport...

Is this a new thing among

red-headed bipolars--

It's a new thing among those who,

since you have the next two days off

and I'm off until Monday,

have planned a trip to...

New York City!

Babe, we're going to New York!

So no restaurant? We just--

Forget the fucking restaurant!

It's history! Moving on!

Jeez! You're drunk as a lord!

I'm what?

Drunk as a lord?

Thanks for the gem, grandma!

Live and learn!

Sorry, babe, sorry!

Can't stop talking. Yak yak yak.

One of our grips was about

to flush whatever coke he had.

I said:
'Bitch, bring it over!'

So you're high as a fuckin' kite!

Sorry, babe! I did it all!

I'll get you a snack.

Just get over the restaurant please.

Forget it!

Get it out of your head, love!

Want a hot dog?

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Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan-Tadros (French pronunciation: ​[gzavje dɔlɑ̃tadʁo]; born 20 March 1989) is a Canadian actor, director, screenwriter, editor, costume designer, and voice actor. He began his career as a child actor in commercials before directing several arthouse feature films. He first received international acclaim in 2009 for his debut feature I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère), which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Director's Fortnight.He has won many awards for his film work, including the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for Mommy and the Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for It's Only The End of the World. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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