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Léolo (1992)

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Jean-Claude Lauzon's highly praised film tells the strange story of Léolo, a young boy from Montréal. Told from Léolo's point-of-view, the film depicts his family of lunatics and Léolo's attempts to deal with them. Not one individual in the boy's life is well adjusted. His brother, after being beaten up, spends the film bulking up on growth protein. The grandfather hires half-naked girls to bite off his toenails and, in a brutal rage, almost kills Léolo. As he witnesses his family decay around

Oct 25, 2005

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A disturbing, imaginative, beautifully realized film.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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A strangely-captivating motion picture.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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I felt alive when I was watching it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Caught the big picture in a strikingly fresh way.

February 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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French-Canadian Lauzon's disturbing and audacious comin-of-age saga, which opened the 1993 Toronto Film Festival, centers on a boy who actually believes that his mother was impregnated by a sperm-covered tomato in Sicily!

January 24, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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The best Quebecois movie ever made.

September 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal
Montreal Film Journal

A visionary yet profoundly disturbing masterpiece about a young boy's rites-of-passage into adult life.

January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Léolo

A fantastic Canadian film, in both quality and content. Strange though, but in that lovely sort of way that draws you in. Basically it's the story of a highly intelligent boy growing up in a tenement in Montreal with his oddball, mostly insane, family, and the imaginary living dream world he creates for himself which is often hard to distinguish from reality. This is one of those poetic sort of films that are magical in a way, and hard to define, breathtaking at times, confusing at times, also - but ultimately rewarding. In any case, it`s a truly unique film that should be seen by an anyone with an appreciation for "off the beaten path" type films.
January 28, 2008
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Canadian boy comes of age in nutty family. A strange film, a bit like watching something by a sedated Jean-Pierre Jeunet, with a heartbreaking ending.

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Lesley N

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For a movie where defecating and masturbation have a surprising amount of screen time, this is a very whimsical and funny story about a dysfunctional family just trying to make it out alive. The script does a very good job of showing the world through the eyes of a young boy, accurately capturing the desperate nature with which we try to make sense of the world.
August 17, 2011
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Quinto Wallight

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Because I dream, I am not.
September 6, 2009
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