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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 12 July 2003
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A troubled teen is given the chance to redeem his criminal debt to society.

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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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Az elképesztő Mrs. Ritchie  »

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Quiet movie with a lot to say......
4 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wonderful feel good movie with veteran cast Gena Rowlands, James Caan, and David Schofield, delivering fine performances. Kevin Zegers in the key role of Charlie was also very good. The sharp contrast between Charlie's totally dysfunctional family, and Mrs Ritchie's unconditional loving family, drives the film. Lessons in forgiveness and tolerance permeate the emotionally satisfying script. Interesting parable that a family is like a garden, and needs love and attention to grow. A very quiet movie that has a lot to say about honesty and human kindness. Not necessarily a tear jerker, more of a mind stimulator, or perhaps a wake up call for your emotions. - MERK


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