Ordinary Miracles (2005)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  2005 (USA)
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Judge Kay Woodbury (Jaclyn Smith), takes a troubled teen (Lyndsy Fonseca) foster child into her home after no one else seems to want her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judge Kay Woodbury
Sally Powell
Jim Powell
Miranda Powell
David Woodbury
Pete Smalling
Jocko Marcellino ...
Billy O
Millie Rayburn
Michael Katsu
Monica Tejada
Danny Katsu (as Matthew Junmar)
Lon Sunders ...
Tom, Mr. Jensen
Mrs. Jensen (as Mary Kowalski)


Judge Kay Woodbury (Jaclyn Smith), takes a troubled teen (Lyndsy Fonseca) foster child into her home after no one else seems to want her.

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Sally Powell: Hey mom, it's me. I'm sorry that I didn't come see you sooner. But, um, now that I know where you are, I'll come a lot more often. I promise. I'm doing a lot better, just like you said I would. And Kay's taking really good care of me. I think about you all the time, mom.
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A fine family movie with great performances
5 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Recently broadcast for the first time on British TV, I was rather pleased with this film which simply details the trials and tribulations of growing up without stability in a family home. When Judge Kay Woodbury takes in troubled 16-year-old Sally Powell, they get off to a bad start, but gradually start to respect one another....

Young actress Lyndsy Fonseca is very convincing as Sally, an understandably angry (and also sad) teenager who finds it difficult to fit in. Jaclyn Smith also makes light of her role as caring Judge Woodbury, who apart for upholding the law, is a woman who leads a solitary existence....

Ordinary Miracles is not a unique story in any way, but the taut direction and beautiful settings make it more than just a typical television film. The attention to detail is immense, and viewers can certainly imagine the emotions of the characters. Great interaction between Jaclyn and C. Thomas Howell too, who portrays a seemingly ordinary man who must face up to his past. It was a pleasure to watch them together, and Jaclyn has certainly kept her beauty - hard to believe she was pushing 60 at the time!

This is a fine film and certainly one of Jaclyn's best TVMs in recent years (indeed, her first tele-movie since 2000's Navigating the Heart), even if the ending is pretty predictable. A good effort from all concerned.

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