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An Unexpected Life (1998)

TV Movie  |  PG  |   |  Drama  |  24 June 1998 (USA)
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[About a kiss]
Matt Whitney: Aren't I getting too old for this?
Barbara Whitney: When you're DEAD, you'll be too old!
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What a disappointment!
21 January 2003 | by (Shropshire, England) – See all my reviews

I started watching this movie with eager anticipation, but felt let down long before the end. The need for a sequel to An Unexpected Family was evident, but when the story is as weak as this, the sequel loses any point. Maybe Noah Fleiss and Chelsea Russo had school commitments which meant that they could only be on set for part of the time. Or maybe the screenwriters had failed to identify the magic that had made the previous film so moving. Whatever the reason, the effect of relegating the two children to virtual bit-part players was to deprive this movie of any heart. It is only in those scenes where Matt and Megan are involved that the film comes to life. Unfortunately such scenes are all too rare. S. Epatha Merkerson plays a nice little part, as does RuPaul. Interestingly both of them had also appeared with Noah Fleiss in A Mother's Prayer. But all in all this film simply wastes the talents of an impressive cast.


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