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Lost for Words (1999)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  31 October 1999 (USA)
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Deric Longden and his wife, Aileen, come to terms with the fact that his mother, Annie, is getting too old to live on her own. Annie suffers her first stroke and a nursing home is the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thora Hird ...
Annie Longden (as Dame Thora Hird)
Jennifer Luckraft ...
Nurse one
David Shimwell ...
Young man
Gloria Brooks
Keith Clifford ...
Fred Brooks
Eddie Caswell ...
Tom Higgins ...
Diana Flacks ...
Mrs Corey
Malcolm Hebden ...
Ruth Holden ...
Mrs. Nellie Elliot
Dinah Handley ...
Katherine Dow Blyton ...
Hospital Sister
Speech Therapist


Deric Longden and his wife, Aileen, come to terms with the fact that his mother, Annie, is getting too old to live on her own. Annie suffers her first stroke and a nursing home is the obvious solution, but which one and where? Written by Mort Kingsley

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Jennifer Luckraft who plays a nurse, and Tom Higgins who play a doctor in this, played a nursing assistant and doctor respectively in Children's Ward (1989). See more »


Deric Longden: Do you want to be buried Mum, or shall we have you cremated?
Annie Longden: Oh, I don't know Luv. Surprise me.
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Follows Screen One: Wide-Eyed and Legless (1993) See more »

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Wonderful Relationship between a son and his aging mother
2 June 2002 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

`In Asian cultures old folks are revered. In America they are generally ignored. In the UK they are accepted and enjoyed.`

While this is a gross generalization, watch this film and you will see a bit of what I mean. This story is one of the best that I've seen dealing with the relationship between a grown man and his rapidly aging mother. This mother has a unique way of dealing with the world and this son loves her even though she sorely tries him.

In this movie there is a sadness that is, in itself, comforting. While the sadness is heart-rending, the absence of it would be even more terrible. In some way the presence of this sadness brings its own comfort with it. See it and you will never forget it.

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