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The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  9 May 1999 (USA)
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A 91 year old carpenter (Sidney Poitier), who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.

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Noah Dearborn
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Sarah McClellan
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Christian Nelson
Roxzane T. Mims ...
Noah's Mother
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Noah's Father
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8-year-old Noah
Christopher Ryan Dunn ...
10-year-old Noah
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Mrs. Lewis
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Petrini
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Dr. Hartman
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Sitting on 35 acres of Georgia land coveted by a shopping mall developer, 90+years-old Noah Dearborn is untainted by modern life. He's never heard of the Beatles, and his only interest is his woodworking, in which he excels. The girlfriend of one of the developers is a psychologist, and is asked to evaluate Noah for a possible move to have him declared incompetent. But she soon falls under his spell of a simple life and becomes his ally in his fight to keep his land. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »
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Loved it - made me cry.
20 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I totally enjoyed this movie. The story line was interesting and the acting was good. Poitier and Parker did an excellent job. The supporting actors were good too. I thought it was very good for a TV movie. The flashbacks were great filling in the background information, with smooth transitions and was easy to follow. It had variety with some humor and a lot of drama. The ending was satisfactory which is a big thing to me. You leave the movie feeling good. I loved it and bought my own copy. Highly recommended. Appropriate for children - another big plus for me. There was no offensive language, sex or violence. My teenage children watch it with me and like it too.


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