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The Best Place to Be (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  27 May 1979 (USA)
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A widow's life is thrown into turmoil by her hippie daughter, her rebellious teenage son, and an affair she is having with a much younger man. Matters are further complicated when a man she... See full summary »

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A widow's life is thrown into turmoil by her hippie daughter, her rebellious teenage son, and an affair she is having with a much younger man. Matters are further complicated when a man she was in love with prior to her marriage shows up. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Wonderful TV Movie! Donna is superb!
1 November 2004 | by (Arizona, United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this 1979 TV movie on HBO oddly enough one morning. I started watching it and I was hooked! Donna has to be in here 50's and she doesn't look a day over 35! Her acting is wonderful, I thought it was so cute her having a fling with an older man, her kids being wild, complete opposite from her television show which I adore. I just got done reading the Jay Fultz biography on Donna called "In Search Of Donna Reed" in the book he talks about Donna's feelings about this TV movie, the whole process of making it. You get to see her in a new light, its just great! I recommend any Donna fans like myself to watch it, even if you aren't I am sure you will enjoy it, its sooooo worth the time!A+++++++


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