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Secret Cutting (2000)

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Dawn Cottrell (Peterson) seems like a typical sixteen-year-old girl, but she has a very dangerous secret. Unable to express her true feelings, whenever Dawn is upset she grabs a knife and cuts herself.

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Cast

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Joyce Cottrell
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Robert Wisden ...
Russell Cottrell
Taylor Stanley ...
Lorraine Rafeedie
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Dr. Parella
Cody Serpa ...
Alex Cottrell
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Craig Crosetto
Crystal Bublé ...
Rebecca
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Kirsten
Malina Adams ...
Jude
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Principal Luce
Caley Gibson ...
Corey
Seun Olagunju ...
Joe
John Bluethner ...
Dr. Chapman
Sharon Bajer ...
Dr. Mann
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Dawn Cottrell (Peterson) seems like a typical sixteen-year-old girl, but she has a very dangerous secret. Unable to express her true feelings, whenever Dawn is upset she grabs a knife and cuts herself.

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Dawn Cottrell: It's my body and I'll cut where I want.
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One of the Best
2 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out, but when I watched it again a few months ago it stuck more. I've seen other movies, television shows, etc. about self injury. This one has got to be in the top 3. Besides the Degrassi episode "Whisper to a Scream." I think self injury was best shown here. It didn't make Dawn out to be a monster, even though her classmate's were pukes about it. It showed her having fun and leading a normal life at times, but then the pain and feelings of hopelessness as well. This is a very very hard subject to tackle well, but this one did it. There were a lot of very good quotes by her therapist (Pearlman) that really hit home. The end needed to be a bit longer, it wrapped stuff up too quick. Still an amazing movie, and performance by Kimberlee Peterson.


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As an ex cutter, i just gotta say.. morganhorse1212
How realistic was Dawn as a cutter? Miora
any other films about self harm penguinmadash
this movie annoyed me in so many ways hadenhouse
Buying the movie ? mortenmorfar
my mom made me watch this movie because im a cutter to sherryberry62
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