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Children on Their Birthdays (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  18 October 2002 (USA)
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12 year old Lily Bobbit moves to Medda, Ala, and immediately makes an impression on the residents when she and her friends team up to outsmart a con man, the town is changed forever.

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Elinore Murphy (as Sheryl Lee Diamond)
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Speedy Thorne
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Lionel Quince
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Mrs. Bobbit
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Rosalba Cat
Marilyn Dodds Frank ...
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Acey Trump
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Janice
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Ada Willingham (as Cynthia Barker)
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In the summer of 1947, a mysterious thirteen-year-old girl, accompanied by her mute mother, seemingly appears from nowhere. When two thirteen-year-old boys fall deeply in love with her, they find themselves on a collision course with one another that could not only destroy their friendship, but take the tiny town of Medda, Alabama with them. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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Written by J.D. Hinton (as JD Hinton) and Ross Vannelli
Performed by Michael Bunchman
Published by Wide Brim Music and Rockwood Music (BMI)
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A great movie that captures the essense of good filmmaking.
29 January 2003 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

It's hard to say what any deceased writer would do, but this very much alive viewer felt the movie was beautifully made with simple style and gentle awareness towards its subjects. I loved watching this movie and escaping into the world of Lilly Jane Bobbitt. After seeing this movie, I re-read the short story by Capote and enjoyed remembering what I had seen recreated by the producers and director. Hollywood thinks if you blow it up they'll come. But, I believe if you make a wonderful film, they'll not only come, but they will leave wanting more - and that's how I felt about Mark Medoff's movie "Children on Their Birthdays."


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