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When Mollie's boyfriend Jack dies on the reservation, she is asked to leave the reservation by her boyfriend's sister for not being one of there own, aside from Mollie's son. Mollie is forced to pack up here belongings and her children and move to northern california, right into a gang infested neighborhood. Written by Adam De La Villa

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This film marks the only time actors Alexis Cruz, Jenny Gago and Simi Mehta have depicted Native American characters. See more »

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Alice: No.
Mollie: What'd you say?
Alice: I said no. Cause it's not just you're problem moving. It's all of our problem! Everytime you do something it's our problem! You run and take off, we go scrapping along behind you! No. We're not moving!
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They should bring this miniseries back again...
7 September 2001 | by (Anchorage) – See all my reviews

I'm still not even sure who Irene Bedard is...is she the one who plays the mother...or the sister? Anyway...

This film made me cry so hard in the end...and so many times. The part where the girl talks to the 'basket lady' and gets angry..this seems a lot more realistic than other films (especially TV films) that seem to paint their own pictures of 'the model natives', steering clear of reality to keep the mood comfortable. Well, all I can say is, reality is a lot more interesting in this case.

If you have a chance to see this, do so...and bring some tissues.

PS- The only problem I had with the plot is why the mother was still so set on staying at Grand Avenue...maybe it's a 'metaphorical' thing?


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