Laurence Anyways
Laurence Anyways (2013)

Laurence, a French teacher and soon-to-be-published author, enjoys an intense and mutually loving relationship with his fiancée, Frédérique. But on the day after his 35th birthday, Laurence confesses to Fred that he longs to become a woman,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 30, 2013
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Passionate and powerfully acted, Laurence Anyways sometimes strains to achieve its narrative ambitions (and fill its three-hour running time), but ultimately succeeds.

David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

"Laurence Anyways" is a formidable display of French Canadian director Xavier Dolan's prodigious talents, but also a case study of a young talent still finding his way to greatness.He'll get there one day, soon, but this film doesn't quite do it.

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Los Angeles Times

At nearly three hours, it's by turns an extraordinary and exhausting work.

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Dan Jardine
Cinemania

Too much music. Too much colour. Too much movie. But a good movie.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Lushly romantic and daringly original.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Poupaud's quiet moments convey a lofty, poignant introspection, and Clément erupts with grand, if scattershot, furies.

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

Suzanne Clement gives one of those legendary, no-holds-barred performances that announces the arrival of a sensational new screen presence.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

It's all too much, really, including its 21/2-hour-plus running time. But it's also engrossing, an ultimately tender story of a transsexual's transformation over 10 years and its effect on him and the people around him.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

At nearly three hours, it's entirely too long, needlessly padded out with an intrusive interview-framing device.

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Landon Palmer
Film School Rejects

...a symphony of sound and image, an epic account of a dynamic and complicated relationship, and one of the most powerful and affecting love stories I've seen on film in quite some time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Dolan's first misstep in his so far promising career. It is true that he had shown before a penchant for over-stylization, but now he just decided he is… More
Noah Nemeroff
'Laurence Anyways' (2013) this is writer and director Xavier Dolan's third movie to what I like to call his 'Impossible Love Trilogy',… More
John Ballantine
For someone to direct a film such as this at such a tender age is remarkable. Xavier Dolan has the potential to become one of the greatest Canadian directors of… More
Chihoe Ho
One of my favourites at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, "Laurence Anyways" is a gritty drama showcasing what it means to be… More