A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo CC

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Imagine feeling as if you're trapped in the wrong body, that there's been some sort of mistake-that you're supposed to be a girl instead of a boy. How would you tell our family and friends that you wanted to change genders? And what would you do when society not only refused to accept the new you but was violent toward you?

Starring:
Mercedes Ruehl, JD Pardo
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Agnieszka Holland
Starring Mercedes Ruehl, JD Pardo
Supporting actors Lupe Ontiveros, Leela Savasta, Henry Darrow, Corey Stoll, Avan Jogia, Jacqueline Samuda, Zak Santiago, Jay Brazeau, Hrothgar Mathews, Marilyn Norry, Tegan Moss, Michael Dillman, Nicole Muñoz, Suzanne Ristic, Ivan De Leon, Vanesa Tomasino, Greyston Holt, Neil Denis
Studio Lifetime
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Lopez on November 22, 2011
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Even if I wasn't gay, I would still give this movie 5 stars. I never saw a network taking such great efforts in teaching compassion through history. So beautifully written and written from the mother's point of view (played so flawlessly by Mercedes Ruel). The best part that bats it to a home run is the ending. As powerful and unforgettable, like seeing the ending to Gran Torino and how it impacted our view of our differences make life amazing when we open our minds and not running away from what we are afraid of or don't know brings a paradimn of optimism in our own outlook.

And ladies, even your Superbowl, tough-as-sht men will shed a tear. Yup, honey, it IS that good!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Electronics Geek on December 6, 2013
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Of the true story movies I've watched, this was the second to actually bring me to tears. It was sad because I remember actually watching the mother of Gwen on the Montell show before. I was young when I first saw that, but being a little older now and seeing the ACTUAL story of this, it truly brought tears to my eyes non-stop. The acting was good to reenact the playback of the young girl. It was also great because of the message it displayed about bullying to those who are different. Especially towards transgendered people. Sad truth but great message to get across to those who are so quick to react violently towards someone who is different. Getting to know someone could save a life. I love this movie.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Constance L. on August 6, 2013
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I liked this movie, educational for people that need to understand what it is like for children growing up and finding out they are different, and how we need to accept them for who they are, no one is perfect and we are all god's children. RIP Gwen and my continued prayers and support for her family that still advocates for her and many others...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Papin on July 30, 2013
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When I first saw this movie on LifeTIme I was moved to tears by it and wanted to see if there was a way that I could own a copy to support the cause for Gwen Araujo. I am soooooooo glad Amazon has this available. I snagged it up right away!

This is a very powerful movie and one everyone should see. Hatred, bigotry and bullying is in all forms, shapes and sizes. Gwen should have been able to have a fruitful and happy life!

We need to put an end to ALL prejudices!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MonkeyDogEntertainment on March 7, 2014
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Worth watching. Acting and filming correctly done. If you have friends like this, it helps you understand their pain I think.
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