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For the Love of Nancy (1994)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 2 October 1994
The parents of an anorexic woman fight to save her life.

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Tommy (as Mark Paul Gosselaar)
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Uncle Tommy
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Tom
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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 She goes to college and becomes withdrawn.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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Excellent movie dealing with a difficult subject!
30 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie because not only was it so true to life but also this is an issue that a lot of people don't understand and i feel that tracey gold did a very good job at portraying a young woman who's deep rooted insecurities cause her to nearly kill herself by self induced starvation and i think that anorexia nervosa is a very serious and deadly psychiatric condition that claims many lives and also the fact that tracey herself brought her own life experiences as a recovering anorexic into the role was what made the movie even more commendable. Eating disorders are an epidemic across the country and i would really like to see more movies and people maybe trying to raise awareness on how serious and life threatening these types of disorders can be and movies like this are a step towards making people more aware of the seriousness and harsh reality of what having an eating disorder is really like!


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