After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a rebellious young woman is disease-stricken. Upon being admitted to a nursing home, she finds hope in the most unlikely of places...

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Ruth Ellison
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Cassandra
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Cal Jackson
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Lenny Stanapolous
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Freak City tells the moving story of a young woman, played by Samantha Mathis, who is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and is institutionalized by her family. Alone and feeling abandoned she struggles to regain her sense of dignity and independence by bonding with a wide assortment of fellow patients. Other residents at the home include Jonathan Silverman as a blind man, Marlee Maitlin, a slightly retarded woman, and singer-actress Natalie Cole as a blues singer injured in an accident and left with severe mental and emotional challenges. Working together they share many funny and sometimes bittersweet moments and celebrate overcoming their challenges as a family brought together by circumstance. Written by Anonymous

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When Ruth is leaving Cal's room after kissing, she pulls her blouse over her shoulders twice. See more »

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Porgi Amor
From the "Marriage Of Figaro"
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Wolfgang A. Mozart)
Performed by Sonia Ghazarian
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horrible waste of talented actors
5 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

wow, Really Jane Shepard? Do your research! So first of all as a person living with MS the portrait of this character with MS is a lot of BS. And as someone else stated in another review, in this day and age, someone over 18, this wouldn't happen. Also as a person living with MS and who works in an assisted living property and has worked in such places my entire career, this movie is so much BS. Some other people reviewed how eye opening it was and blah blah blah. Well it's not portraying the reality of a situation. Don't waste your time watching this horrible film. I was curious because of the MS situation but 20 minutes in I turned it off and was totally offended. Ms. Shepard should be ashamed of herself for putting pen to paper with this.


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