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James Patrick Stuart,
Two brothers - one virtuous, one feckless - are in love with the same woman. She falls for Brother Wrong, carrying a torch for him even after he deserts her. But Brother Right remains steadfast and available. What's unusual here is why the bad brother pulls his disappearing act. Mark walks out on wife Dianne after learning that the baby they're expecting has severe genetic abnormalities. Dianne is nonetheless determined to bear her child, with support from her mother and Mark's brother David, a pediatrician whose love for Dianne is unspoken but obvious. How do they cope with the challenges of raising this little girl named Julia? Written by
Terry Kelleher <people.com>
Follow the Stars Home- Triumph Over Adversity ****
A marvelous film despite the fact that there is so much going on. A doctor, who never married, should have married his sister-in-law. Instead, she is married to his brother, a nice guy who can't take tragic events. He couldn't visit his dying mother in the hospital when he was 12 and years later, he divorces his wife because she is about to give birth to a very sick child who will not last that long. (Supposedly).
The film shows how the mother and grandmother devoted 6 years to the child. A second plot in beautifully inter-connected with the main theme when an older child takes a summer job to help the mother care for the child. This young lady comes from a broken home, where the mother's boyfriend routinely abuses her mother and creates mayhem.
Imagine the mother taking the young girl to San Francisco to see a play and they're hit by a drunken driver. Her ex-husband comes to the hospital and has it out with his brother and there is some terrific scene in the end when it appeared that the couple would reconcile. This story ended extremely well.
This is definitely a story of triumph defeating adversity.It is extremely well acted. It's great to view despite the tragic circumstances involving all.
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