My Life in Pink (Ma Vie en Rose)


My Life in Pink (Ma Vie en Rose)

Critics Consensus

Ma Vie en Rose follows a boy's exploration of his gender identity with warmth and empathy - for its young protagonist as well as the family affected by his journey.



Total Count: 23


Audience Score

User Ratings: 8,673
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Alain Berliner's colorful and poetic Ma Vie En Rose not only bends the lines between reality and fantasy, but also those notions of gender roles as it tells the story of a seven-year-old boy who creates family chaos when he informs them that he wants to be a girl. At first everyone shrugs off the boy's desire as a childish phase, but when he starts appearing publicly dressed as a female and stating that he intends on marrying the boy next door when he grows up, the upstanding and proper people (including peers and neighbors) get seriously worried. While worry turns into outright hostility, the poor innocent child becomes increasingly bewildered as he cannot understand why he cannot simply change his gender.

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Critic Reviews for My Life in Pink (Ma Vie en Rose)

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Audience Reviews for My Life in Pink (Ma Vie en Rose)

  • Jan 13, 2012
    Sweet film about a boy who desparately wants to be a girl. An interesting study of gender issues at a very young age. That little chap is charming.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 11, 2009
    Off-beat gender bender that's at times funny, at times poignant, and always entertaining. <i>Ma Vie En Rose</i> manages to vilify our collective ignorance without insulting our sensibilities. A truly remarkable film. <br/><br/>*High marks for set decoration and cinematography as well as casting and direction.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Jan 10, 2009
    Magical, lyrical, funny and touching. Perfect little film about gender identity, gender roles, acceptance, tolerance and coming of age.
    Ina S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2009
    Writer and director Alain Berliner has made a fresh film about what it takes to survive in a world where people still measure others by codes of conformity, prejudice, and small-mindedness. The incomparable Ludovic stands his ground. Ma Vie En Rose isn't necessarily trying to advance an agenda, and it's not a movie about homosexual issues. It's about someone who is convinced he's something that physiologically he's not. Maybe it's just a phase he's going through, maybe he'll grow up to be gay. The movie doesn't really address that. It's about what is going on in Ludovic's head right now. <a href="¤t=MaVie.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    El Hombre I Super Reviewer

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