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Portuguese-Canadians Icelia and her ten year old daughter Monica have just moved from the Portuguese neighborhood in Toronto's inner city to a small basement suite in the outer suburbs ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Monica
Clare Coulter ...
Mary
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Albert
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Miss Mederos
Brigitte Bako ...
Icelia
Emanuel Arruda ...
Hospital Security Officer
Bubba ...
City Worker
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Calm Man
Ashley Cruz ...
Cortney
Kelly Fiddick ...
Drop In Man
Oscar Goncalves ...
Vince
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TTC Attendant
Joan Heney ...
Drop In Woman
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Amanda
Celeste Lisboa ...
Grandmother
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Portuguese-Canadians Icelia and her ten year old daughter Monica have just moved from the Portuguese neighborhood in Toronto's inner city to a small basement suite in the outer suburbs following Icelia's acrimonious break-up with Monica's father, Vincent. While Icelia tries to make ends meet by doing housekeeping work, her brother Albert, who also lives with them sleeping on their living room sofa, is Monica's reluctant guardian and chauffeur. "Reluctant" as he would rather sleep or watch videos than take care of his niece. Icelia is unaware that Albert still associates with Vincent in order to receive what he believes are small favors from Vincent. Meanwhile, Monica, often left to her own devices, is a solitary girl whose primary fascination and focus is Catholicism, most specifically its rituals and symbols. As such, Monica wants more than anything to go back to her old Catholic school, located miles away, rather than attend her new secular school, and be one of the guardian angels ... Written by Huggo

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Brilliant Acting Makes this Worth Watching
11 December 2003 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

The story of a little girl who wants to be an angel, badly enough that she "borrows" some wings. I wasn't particularly fond of the plot of this movie but the acting was AMAZING. Genevieve Buechner is an outstanding talent. Her every move and line is effortless and seems natural. Every look sincere and innocent. I can't say enough of the acting. It really is brilliant.

6/10 I didn't like the movie but the acting made it well worth watching. Keep an eye out for this little girl!


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