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You Can Live Forever

You Can Live Forever

Score: 8 / 10

Release Date: Toronto
Director: Sarah Watts
Producer: Robert Vroom
Studio: Mongrel Media
Starring: Anwen O'Driscoll, June Laporte, Liane Balaban, Deragh Campbell, Antoine Yared, Hasani Freeman, Tim Campbell
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 96 minutes

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You Can Live Forever movie reviews

  • 6

    You Can Live Forever

    Wednesday, March 22, 2023 3:10:34 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    When you grew up gay in a Jehovahís Witness community in a small northern town, you see a story with a character who even remotely resembled us on the movie screen. Lesbian characters inevitably used as plot points and usually died tragic deaths. "You Can Live Forever" is the movie you always wanted to see as a teenager. A film that can honor the experiences of other young people in a similar predicament. It's a screenplay that conveys the reality of the remarkable, fragile relationship at the heart of Jaimeís story. The punishment for homosexuality in the Jehovahís Witness community is disfellowship, in which the sinner is cast out of the community, unable to ever see their friends and loved ones, the only people they've ever known again, less they repent and make amends. It's a harrowing, unthinkable punishment. And because of that looming threat, the love affair between Jaime and Marike is multi-layered and complex, playing out beneath the surface in glances, touches, and often wordless communication. You've a true insiderís perspective to a community that's little known and even less understood. Their beliefs, their rituals and their unique apocalyptic worldview are some of the most compelling elements of Jaimeís story and the backdrop to which this love affair plays out, and ultimately the reason why it's so heartbreaking. "You Can Live Forever" is a story about being a stranger in a strange land, about first love, about blind faith, and about how far we're willing to go to find happiness. (2,5) Written by Gregory Mann

  • 10

    You Can Live Forever

    Tuesday, March 14, 2023 3:14:04 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Iím a former Jehovahís Witness, and I am straight. This movie is very touching and intense. A work of art!