A struggling mother takes in a mysterious stranger. Is she opening her heart to love...or harbouring a criminal.

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Marie Fermoyle
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Omar Duvall
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Sam Fermoyle
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Norman Fermoyle (as Thomas Guiry)
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Alice Fermoyle
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Astrid Haddad (as Angelica Torn)
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Helen Lachance
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Ross Hinds
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Earlie Jones
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Luther Cobb
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Mrs. Klubock
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A struggling mother takes in a mysterious stranger. Is she opening her heart to love...or harbouring a criminal.

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Fairly predictable fare, stranger enters the lives of a disfunctional family and the experience unites all.
22 October 2000 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

I was looking forward to this "made for TV" movie, Songs in Ordinary Time, because I like both main actors - Sissy Spacek and Beau Bridges. And both of them turn in fine performances. Also, my wife told me the book had been on Oprah's list.

However, I waited for something touching to happen, but it never did. Fairly predictable, drifter enters a family of divorced mom with 3 children, appears to be the answer to her prayers, things get suspicious. A brief love scandal with the local priest is thrown in, actually fits with the story.

Overall, I gave it 7 for this type of movie, but all-in-all pretty forgettable fare.


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