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For the Love of Nancy (1994)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  2 October 1994 (USA)
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The parents of an anorexic woman fight to save her life.

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Sally Walsh
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Patrick
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Tommy (as Mark Paul Gosselaar)
Michael MacRae ...
Uncle Tommy
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Dr. Partana
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Tom
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Debbie
Marie Stillin ...
Phyliss
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George Sabbath
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Lenore Molee
Henry O. Watson ...
Judge Saunders
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Franny
Terry King ...
Billy
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When Nancy graduates from high school, she is apprehensive about the future. She goes to college and becomes withdrawn. She starts to obsess over her weight, exercising all the time and hardly eating. Her parents ignore the changes in Nancy, until one shocking moment at Christmas when it becomes apparent to everyone that Nancy has a serious problem--she's anorexic. The parents try to get Nancy treatment, but she resists attempts to help her. At last, her father decides to take her to court and win guardianship of Nancy so he can force her into treatment. Written by Anonymous

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Tracey Gold who was once an anorexic used her life experience to help her in this role. Although she was still undergoing recovery for her anorexia she was in full makeup to appear anorexic. See more »

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Good example of Lifetime rules of moviemaking
23 January 2002 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie does genuinely pull on the heartstrings of any

family-oriented person without descending into two-hanky land,

but I recommend it especially for study of the technical points that

comprise the Lifetime Network canon of film making. Note the soft

pastels, the bright but gauzy backlighting in every scene, the

sumptuous but pointedly unoffending set decoration, and the

feminine-but-somewhat-retro hairstyles of the female characters.

These films provide an experience as reliable as attending mass.

The main character, played by Tracy Gold, is _very_ thin, so I can

believe that she has had problems with anorexia nervosa in real

life. In addition to her rather disturbing physique, the makeup

artists have done a fine job in making her face change in

accordance with the varying severity of her condition. The ending of

the film is uplifting; if only real cases like this should end so well.

Rating: 5/10


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