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If You Believe (1999)

Bah! Humbug! Susan Stone is definitely what you'd call a modern-day scrooge. She is a young, jaded book editor who is consumed with self-doubt and has lost the passion and drive that ... See full summary »

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Susan Stone
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Tom Weller
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Suzie / Alice Stone
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Robin
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Bob Stone (as Andrew Target)
Jonathan Welsh ...
Dylan Lewis
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Dorinda
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Mark
Anna Starnino ...
Gloria
David Talbot ...
Donald
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Walter
Paul Brown ...
Herbert
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Doctor
Marilyn Boyle ...
Aunt Nelly
Maureen Cassidy ...
Elizabeth Stone
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Bah! Humbug! Susan Stone is definitely what you'd call a modern-day scrooge. She is a young, jaded book editor who is consumed with self-doubt and has lost the passion and drive that defined her childhood persona. On the verge of losing her job and being completely on the "outs" with her family, Susan has nearly given up on happiness. Out of nowhere, a cheerful, carefree seven-year-old girl named Suzie awaits Susan back at her apartment. It turns out that little Suzie is the embodiment of Susan's inner child, she is Susan as she once was years ago. Suzie has come to help the adult Susan rediscover and recapture the love of life that she's lost. Written by DANIEL

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Susan Stone is about to discover the miracle of childhood ... her own.

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6 December 1999 (USA)  »

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Suzie is only supposed to be visible to Susan, but as they watch Tom playing trombone at the Christmas celebrations Suzie shouts "Merry Christmas everyone" and the girl standing beside her turns and looks at her. See more »

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Susan Stone: [to herself at age 7] I'm not talking to you. You're not here. Now put that necklace back, it isn't a toy.
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Pure old-fashioned Christmas hokum, done well.
14 January 2002 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews



OK, I'm a sucker for fairy tales with a happy ending, and, I like the understated, lively portrayals by the two lead actresses, especially Hayden Panetierre as...our unhappy heroine as a child. The "fairy godmother" as a ten-year-old with attitude - excellent.

Not Academy Award stuff, but definitely a movie I'll watch with a date next Christmas. I gave it a 9.


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