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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2004)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  30 March 2004 (USA)
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Mrs. Evelyn Ritchie
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Charlie
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Sonny
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Joan
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Jim
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Virginia
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Mr. Harry Dewitt
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Lawrence
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Stanley Ritchie
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Samantha
Brendan Prost ...
Al
John Speer ...
Lester
Darcy Dunlop ...
Mrs. Crisp
Sean Rooney ...
Ronnie
Will Weldon ...
Donnie
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A teen with a troubled home life and a penchant for trouble runs with a wrong crowd that constantly gets him in trouble. When his friends steal an older woman's purse, the school principal sees the boy fleeing the scene. When the boy will not involve the friends, he bears the brunt of the crime. In a meeting with his parents, the principal immediately senses the conflict that the boy has is his home life. The principal offers the boy an alternative to being removed from school by working for the woman he robbed until his debt is paid off. Going to her home, he meets her two mentally handicapped sons and the woman, who talks to her deceased husband whom she believes inhabits her garden. Conflicted by the kindness and the love he sees in her family, the boy has to deal with his home strife and the antics of his hoodlum peers. The eventual resolution does offer some surprises along the way. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including teen drinking and smoking, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »
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This movie has a great heart.
9 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie it shows us that when we value life in all forms and come from love we are blessed.

The respect Mrs. Richie showed for her two sons gave them the opportunity to grow to their full potential. The love and forgiveness she had for her husband that could not accept his son keep alive to work through the years in their hearts and minds. The husband even though he could not be with him never lost touch. Then there was the family which looked like it could not be redeemed and yet through truth and the son saying "I told you what I thought what you wanted to hear." How often has the that happen in recent years where it has effect peoples lives in a very negative way. When she put an earing back into the earth it showed us that we need to give back to all life. There was so much richness caring in the movie that it is hard to put it into words. Like the garden and the baskets she gave out, her awareness of the limitations of what each recipienent could eat, to me it was love and a return to caring for your neighbor. We all can look around and see where we can extend ourselves to those around us. It was just lovely and has stayed with me like the the movie Enchanted April.


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