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Thérèse: The Story of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (2004)

The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Younce ...
Therese Martin
Leonardo Defilippis ...
Louis Martin
Patti Defillipis ...
Zeli Martin
Melissa Sumpter ...
Young Therese
Richelle Dodson ...
Young Celine
Clara Defilippis ...
Young Pauline
Mary Helen Owen ...
Young Marie
Mary Defilippis ...
Young Leonie
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Celine Martin
Linda Hayden ...
Pauline Martin
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Marie Martin
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Leonie Martin
Judith Kaplan ...
Mother Marie de Gonzague
Samantha Kramer ...
Sister Augustine
Lois Oberdrof ...
Sister St. Pierre
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The mesmerizing story of a young girl's romance with God. Her faith, trials, and sacrifices reveal a way of life based on love and simplicity. A contemplative film based on the true story of Saint Therese of Lisieux, the most popular saint of modern times. Written by Luke Films, Inc.

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Ordinary girl. Extraordinary soul.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements
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29 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Thérèse  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$357,000 (USA) (1 October 2004)

Gross:

$101,944 (USA) (6 September 2013)
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1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

Thérèse's Canticle of Love
(Selections from choral version)
By Marie Therese Sokol O.C.D. © 1999
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Trite, schmaltzy, amateurish
10 October 2004 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Just because a movie is faith-based, and just because a lot of hard work and love went into a project, it doesn't automatically mean it will yield a great work of art, or even a good one. In the case of "Therese," the result is less than mediocre. It's simply awful. The script contains robotic dialogue. The acting from Leonardo DeFilippis is that of an over-the-top egotistical "Thespian." He had a strange accent throughout. The star, Lindsay Younce, is lovely to see, and perhaps under better direction she could really blossom. Throw in a few acting lessons too. Some of the actresses who played nuns were obviously professionals, but they had such minor roles. The movie dragged. It was heavily reliant on beautiful costumes and scenery because the story was trite and the dialogue schmaltzy. Saint Therese will bless these filmmakers for their amateurish tribute to her... but this film will not yield any artistic legacy. I read somewhere that the film was made with donated money. Perhaps that money would have been better spent helping people behind the scenes in "little ways" instead of the filmmakers trying to make a name for themselves by riding on the coat-tails of "The Passion."


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