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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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High school principal Harry Dewitt believes student Charlie stole local retiree Evelyn Ritchie's handbag, so he arranges a punishment that puts the boy to work in the old woman's garden. From the start, Charlie is puzzled by the widow, who believes she can talk to her dead husband's spirit. But, as he spends more time with Evelyn and her two mentally challenged sons, he begins to lose his anger and see life in a different way. Written by Jwelch5742

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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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I will watch this one again & again!
20 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this film by happy accident. My husband picks dvds by a list of 3 he wants to watch and 2 he selects with eyes closed and just reaching on the shelf. Wow! I was really impressed. As a social worker, I am aware that most of all families are dysfunctional. The screen writers got it right here! I winced at the inferred abuse; much worse than the actual screen images. The acting was terrific and I agree with one other reviewer that the tough guy character was not quite right. He was too well groomed, and too mature to be riding around on stingrays. Gina Rowlands was superbly believable her character. She was a universal Everywoman. Thanks to the cast and crew for a wonderfully insightful and loving film!


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