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Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (2006)

A young woman tries to keep a positive attitude while battling breast cancer.

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

Nancey Silvers, Geralyn Lucas (book)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Chalke ... Geralyn Lucas
Jay Harrington ... Tyler Lucas
Lally Cadeau ... Geralyn's Mom
Harvey Atkin ... Geralyn's Dad
Robin Brûlé ... Wendy
Mayko Nguyen ... Donna
Julie Khaner ... Meredith
Ron Lea
Patti LaBelle ... Moneisha
Conrad Pla ... Cuban Taxi Driver
Geoffrey Pounsett ... Dr. Bob Bradley
Jordan Barker ... Adam
Andrew Gillies ... Victor
Yanna McIntosh Yanna McIntosh ... Dr. Crone
Janet Lo ... Mammogram Nurse
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Storyline

Based on a true story and memoir under the same name. With so many things going good in her life-great husband and friends, wonderful family, dream job-the last thing 27-year-old Geralyn Lucas expects is to be diagnosed with breast cancer. While having fear and doubts, Geralyn finds self-acceptance by relying on courage, humor, and her red lipstick. Written by r2k443

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Why I Wore Lipstick See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Excellent film
2 January 2007 | by ursgirlSee all my reviews

I recently watched this film (after having it recorded for over a month) and found it fascinating and inspirational.

Even for someone without breast cancer, Gerlyn had a way of making me feel strong in other aspects of my life.

I am currently taking a film class in college, and the cinematographer and director did a spectacular job of using the many elements of film watching here. In fact, I think they used them all. Great Job!

This is a definite must-see. I am not sure if Lifetime will or has aired it again since it viewing in Oct., but I know many of their movies are kept at the library and some video stores.


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