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Sharing the Secret (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  10 May 2000 (USA)
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A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Nina Moss
Beth Moss
Phil Paige
Nina's Mother
John Moss
Brighton Hertford ...
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Julius Ritter ...
Irina Gasanova ...
Ballet Teacher (as Arina Gasanova)
Kerri Gold, Beth's Therapist
School Counselor


A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.

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Le secret  »

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Anyone with any kind of ED should watch this...................
24 January 2005 | by (Yorkshire, England) – See all my reviews

Right i'm not going to waste time being complacent, sorry to gush but i loved this movie, not before has such an accurate and true portrayal of the silent epidemic of bulimia nervosa been witnessed on celluloid.

Everything in this movie not only mirrored my own experiences but bared witness to the underlying emotions, the driving force behind such self-destruction, when Beth glares ineptly into the mirror at her self as her friend tells her she doesn't have to do it because she's already skinny and she screams "i do it because i'm messed up" i can't help but want to embrace the writer , i may write a letter of thanks, but at least the curtain veil on the real reason behind Ed's are finally being revealed, to quote the reviewer before me it's not some diet "gone wrong".

Back to the film, very strong and nonchalant performances from Mare Winningham and Alison Lohman, the first part of the movie see's us adapt to Beth as a person and what's going on in her life, here i feel the point wavers slightly, it's the "classic" scenario, nice kid, high achiever but hides a deeply embedded insecurity. It really carries it's weight in the last forty five minutes as we see Beth come to terms with recovery, i must say the scene were Beth tells her mother she's bulimic has to be one of the most heart rendering and accurate ever, (well maybe not ever) but the point is it really conveys the sense of awkwardness of it all, her mothers disbelief, the shouting, the crying, Beth's cries are enough to make even the hardest of people wail, it's the epitome of desperation leaking out and i defy anyone not to feel a pang of sadness. What was also so brilliant about this film was the fact that Beth's mum was a therapist but even she failed to notice what was happening to her daughter, it really is shocking, nothing in the move is ever overly dramatised and kudos to the end scene in which it is not so glaringly obvious that Beth is over her disorder yet, anyone who's had any kind of Ed knows it is not that easy to get over...........

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