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Children on Their Birthdays (2002)

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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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Mrs. Bobbit
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Rosalba Cat
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Janice
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Cora Mae
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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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Children on Their Birthdays won the Platinum Award for Independent Theatrical Feature Films - Family/Children at WorldFest Houston. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Signed It Always
Written by Ross Vannelli and J.D. Hinton (as JD Hinton)
Performed by Debbie Hall, Carmen Twillie, Linda Harmon, and Clydene Jackson
Published by Rockwood Music, Wide Brim Music (BMI)
Vocal Arrangements by Carmen Twillie
Produced by Ross Vannelli
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A lovingly crafted treat for the whole family.
21 January 2003 | by (Glendale, CA) – See all my reviews

This sweet and touching adaptation of Truman Capote's coming-of-age short story takes place in 1947 Alabama. The cinematography, locations, and music skillfully help set the stage for a time when reading books or listening to the radio were a major source of entertainment. World War II veterans were attempting to return to their former lives, war-widows were still dealing with their losses, and Jim Crow was a legal reality. Into this setting steps Lily Jane Bobbit, a 13-year old with ideas of her own as to how the world should work.

The story includes the blush of first love, friendships that see no colors, and actions and words that come from the heart. In this era of movies relying heavily on violence, profanity, car chases, and sex to hold your interest, this movie is a refreshing change of pace. It's a lovingly crafted film that's a treat for the whole family.




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