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Different is the story of a woman with a traumatic brain injury, (Annabeth Gish), and her mentally challenged husband, who have a child of normal intelligence, and how the larger family comes to terms with the parents being 'different.' Gish plays Hope, who is left mentally disabled after a car accident when she was 11. Her mother, played by Lynn Redgrave, is unable to come to terms with her daughter's imperfections sends her away to special schools. After a twenty-year separation, the two are forced to reunite and confront their emotional issues in an attempt to reclaim their lost relationship. It explores the human desire to be accepted and valued just as we are. Hollywood Reporter called it "the best of the best." It was a finalist for a Pen West writing award. Written by Susan Arnout Smith

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10 May 1999 (USA)  »

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Powerful drama, well acted, very moving.
19 May 1999 | by (Albuquerque, NM) – See all my reviews

The story is about a mother who stops loving her daughter who becomes backward after an automobile accident. Lynn Redgrave as the mother is positively hateful. Miss Gish as the daughter is outstanding. She is married to a retarded man and they have a normal daughter that Redgrave attempts to take away from them. It is heartbreaking. It makes you thankful for being normal after seeing the hardships of being retarded. Redgrave's husband and Gish's daughter are also fine actors. Unfortunately the ending was too happy for what went before. The movie is a dramatic tour-de-force.


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