Posted on: Oct 9, 2011 08:20 PM
Just saw the previews while watching another show on DVR(my guilty pleasure Dance Moms). "Five" is about 5 short stories about women with breast cancer. Has some well-known actresses. Looks interesting. Just wonder if anyone has heard about it or plan to watch?
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Oct 9, 2011 09:02 PM lvtwoqlt wrote:
I saw Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, and Jenifer Hudson on Good Morning America last week talking about it. They are three of the 5 directors for this movie and I want to watch it also. If you happen to miss it on Monday it will be on again Tuesday morning at 1:00 am and again on Saturday night at 8 pm (eastern) according to the lifetime network on line
Oct 9, 2011 09:25 PM Racy wrote:
I saw the interviews on The View. From what I understand they are fictional stories but I imagine well done. Jennifer, Demi and Alicia were directors. At least one of the stories has a sad ending and could be hard to watch, though that story is set in 1969.
Oct 9, 2011 09:52 PM, edited Oct 9, 2011 09:53 PM by shannonW
I think I'll DVR it. I may watch it as it airs but sometimes that time of the evening gets hectic around here with my hubby and two kiddos. Will definitely watch when I don't have the interruptions. Or I may just put my family on notice and crawl into bed at 8 to watch it...who knows! I just got teary-eyed just seeing the commercial the first time and all the emotions depicted(plus the background music is "Happy" by Leona Lewis...luv her voice). I'm sure it will be good with the powerhouse of female producers. I'm just glad I saw the commercial tonite. I have a tendency to let time lapse b4 I get to watch my shows on DVR and might have missed it! Will be interesting to hear what ones think about it after it airs.
Oct 10, 2011 10:38 PM fluffqueen01 wrote:
To all you ladies who watch Dance Moms....are you dance moms? I am a past dance mom and watched it a couple of times and decided it was hitting too close to home. Lol! Several of us have talked and laughingly said we wished we had thought of that show because we could give that teacher and her group a run for their money!
Oct 11, 2011 01:48 AM DucorpsToo wrote:
I watched "Five". Very well done film!
Oct 11, 2011 06:01 AM shannonW wrote:
To Fluffqueen01~'ve been told by my 13yo that sings that I'm a "stage mom":) Didn't even kno about Dance Moms until my neice in Chicago told me about it. Now Lifetime is my new fav channel. I have 2 daughters and our other guilty pleasure is Toddlers and Tiaras!!
To Ducorps~Agreed that it was well-done. Lots of emotions that were similar to mine at times thru my journey. Very emotional for me.
Oct 11, 2011 08:18 AM, edited Oct 11, 2011 08:21 AM by lvtwoqlt
If you haven't seen it yet and can't wait until Saturday to watch it, you can watch it online on the Lifetime website.
copy and paste the above link to get to the online movies.
There is also the movie 'Why I wore LIpstick to my Mastectomy' available online. both movies are available until the first of November. I read this book while I was waiting for my mastectomy to be scheduled in 2007.
Another movie on there is 'matters of life and dating' about re-entering the world of dating after a mastectomy.
Oct 11, 2011 05:48 PM Kaara wrote:
Very emotional...even my boyfriend was crying. I was particularly moved by the first story because when I was a little older than Pearl my father died suddenly. No one would explain to me what happened to him and I overheard the family talking in whispers about the fact that he committed suicide. I was so traumitized that it had a lasting impact on me. I didn't tell my family I knew until I was an adult. I could feel that little girl's pain and confusion.
Oct 11, 2011 09:23 PM fluffqueen01 wrote:
Shannon-my daughter hooked me on Toddlers and Tiaras also. All the girls she danced with have said when they have little girls, they are bringing the "Grammas" (us) back for prep work. They have the hair mom, the makeup mom, the rehearsal mom, etc. all identified and laugh themselves silly over it.
Sure..funny now, but after you spend the equivalent of an inground pool every year on dance, show choir, and theatre for 15 years, and you try to hide it from the husbands, lol, the stress wears on you!
There was one time at out National Championships in Myrtle Beach, where my husband was in the pool with a couple other dads. My husband decided to enlighten them on what it cost to compete a solo number at nationals, as well as some of the costume costs. Mothers everywhere headed for the pool to shut him up! And he didn't even have all the figures.
Those were some great days!
Oct 11, 2011 10:09 PM shells43 wrote:
I watched FIVE and thought it was good. There were at bunch of famous actors and I liked that they included a man as patient as well. I was really amazed that they showed the young dancer's mastectomy. I don't think I've seen that on TV before. I thought it was well done.
Oct 11, 2011 10:31 PM survivor11 wrote:
I was so impressed by the movie and yes cryfest for me as well. I was a little apprehensive about watching it, but am very glad I did. Did anyone find themselves still watching something like this like you use to, before your BC, like anyone else. Thinking what a horrible thing it would be to go through what these women were dealing with, then realize you were. Very strange experience for me.
Oct 12, 2011 10:51 AM lifeiswonderful wrote:
I have to admit, I'm sick of pink. (While I've been fighting BC, a cousin and a friend were fighting other forms of cancer, and they both passed away recently. They were younger than I; they had young children; and those cancers took them from their families so quickly. Meanwhile, everywhere I go, there are pink ribbons...)
But, I recorded "Five" and watched it alone last night, anyway. I liked it enough - it was OK. But, as expected, there were a few parts of the movie that bugged me. I don't want to spoil the movie for anyone who hasn't watched it, so I'll just say: In one story, it seems the writers misrepresented reconstruction options. And at least one story wasn't explained enough.
Still, overall, it was worth watching.
Oct 12, 2011 11:54 AM SusansGarden wrote:
I agree with the "OK" review. I cried ~ actually surprisingly more during the dancer's story? Something about how she was young and "tough" and in the last scene with her husband..you could see her vulnerability and how frightened she was.
There are a lot of things I wish they had in it...or explained more fully ~ like lifeiswonderful said ~ reconstruction options for example. But how much can you do in 20 minute segments without losing the story by getting too technical I guess?
Oct 12, 2011 12:23 PM Chickadee wrote:
I'm glad there are projects like this but they really kept it too antiseptic an happy ending like. My biggest objection is the ads that insisted 100% of the proceeds from the Fordcares products go to research for a cure....... That won't happen if all the proceeds are turned over to Komen. They expend around 20% on research. It needs to be so much more.
Oct 12, 2011 12:43 PM stephanie1 wrote:
I just wanted to say that yes 20% of the money is used for research but each local affiliate that raises money for example at the RFTC - keeps 80% of their money and then sends 20% on to corporate Komen for use for research. So ALL of that money that is sent in by all affiliates is used for research. The local affiliate gets to keep the other 80% to use in their own communities to ensure women are getting mammograms or access to services they need.
There is a lot of money from many organizations being pumped in to find a cure but we can't leave out women who also needs services. There are other organizations such as breast cancer research project that are strictly there for research.
Oct 12, 2011 01:01 PM o2bhealthy wrote:
I thought it was 'ok', there were some touching parts and I did like that it did show men get BC too but it really felt to 'happy ending' for me.
I was very disappointed that the fact the dancer did not make was glossed over...I wonder how many people watching caught that fact (she was not at the final 'kiss the wall' ceremony, although the husband and daughter were...)
Oct 12, 2011 01:07 PM survivor11 wrote:
I agree that the dancers story touched me the most, especially the last scene-I so put myself right there with her. End the end scenes of the movie, I was wondering since she wasn't in the scene if they were implying she didn't make it. I wish that part had been explained more.
I to am tired of seeing pink, mostly because it has never been my favorite color and yes I get annoyed of the constant reminder of the cancer, but I look at it this way, if even one dollar is generated for research, prevention, or treatment than it is worth it. I don't like the thought that any corporation could profit from our pain, but again, if it keeps even one women from dealing with this, if it keeps one family intact, if it saves one life, it is all worth it.
Oct 12, 2011 02:01 PM Chickadee wrote:
Stephanie, there is still a problem. Fordcares isn't a local affiliate and neither are all the corporations that are funneling Pinktober money to Komen. The only way to a cure is more research. I'd like to see Komen expend the same amount on research that it spends on awareness and education.
Oct 12, 2011 08:34 PM msphil wrote:
Hi a;;, I started watching it and it brought back ny own memories and I became full and deciced it was too sad for me to watch, but I know it helped others as I have tried to do here and in crocheting hats for those going through and by volunteer for American Cancer Society collecting donations in my community and I write pamplets and take to Oncology suites, we that survive must reach back and help others, as for those long term survivors that leave and don,t come back to support, I will Not be one. God Bless.msphil
Oct 12, 2011 11:42 PM fluffqueen01 wrote:
Marketing vs. Research is always a concern. As a marketing professional, I thank God that BChas dollars flowing for marketing and awareness efforts. It is these efforts that ha e our disease at the forefront od visibility. With that visibility comes more emphasize to find treatments which leads to more dollars directed to the resrarch efforts. It is a big circle.
I have just spent a week with my bff, the nurse practitioner, and her husband, the doctor. we have had many medical discussions and they also note that if we didn't have the attention, we wouldn't have the options that are beginning to appear. For that reason, I tolerate this whole month of pink awareness, but I agree that it is annoying!