A girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Her life gets more stressful as she tries to hide the secret from her parents who she knows couldn't ... See full summary »
A girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Her life gets more stressful as she tries to hide the secret from her parents who she knows couldn't have kidnapped her. Written by
In the book "The Face on the Milk Carton" by Caroline B. Cooney, Janie's birth name is Jennie Spring and her adopted name is Janie Johnson. See more »
Janie's real dad packs her luggage in the back of the car. Sada arrives with Janie to drop her off back at the Jessmon's and after some tearful good-bye's and welcoming home's, Sada drives off with Janie's luggage and nobody notices. See more »
[the Sands want three months exclusive custody of Janie. Janie's father won't agree to it]
Well, how are we supposed to go three months without seeing our daughter?
How did the Sands go *thirteen years* without seeing theirs?
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I may be a bit biased, since the book has always been one of my favorites, but many little descrepencies between the book and movie bugged me. Although Kellie Martin is a great actress, she was way too old to be Janie! She was 20, whereas Janie is supposed to be barely 16! Reese is supposed to be older, more mature, and he looks 3 years younger! Especially since it had to be packed into two hours, everything was rushed, and neither set of parents' characters were developed, nor did the relationship between Janie and Reese seem believable.
I don't think there was enough background in the family relationships to make it a tear-jerker, but over-all, despite the little mistakes, it was a good TV movie. 7/10
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