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The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  19 August 2002 (USA)
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Larry (as Cliff DeYoung)
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Mike Harper
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Mimi
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Joan
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Marcia Carter thought her daughter was perfect mainly because she brought home good grades, and occasionally does volunteer work. What Marcia doesn't know, is that Zoey has been taking large amounts of her mothers medicine. Her mother then gets suspicious after Zoey passes out in the car, and after she fails a simple test. Marcia searches Zoey's backpack, and finds massive amounts of pills. She consults the local pharmacy about the pills, and the pharmacy indicates that the pills can be very lethal if mixed together. Marcia is then devastated, so she send Zoey to a rehab center. Zoey tells her parents that she is okay, but she really isn't. Zoey begins to take the drugs again, and as the story progresses, Zoey gets sicker, and sicker each day until she collapses right in front of her mother. Zoey is rushed to the hospital, and then thrown into another rehab center, this time, she cant get out unless she gets better. While in rehab, Zoey befriends another woman who has taken drugs. The... Written by Uber Minion

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Perfect student. Perfect friend. Perfect daughter. Perfect liar. See more »

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27 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Julia Whalen as Zooey, a young girl who gets caught up in drugs. ..."everyone has them, Mom"..., she tells her mother (Mia Farrow) they help me study, then when I need to crash, after taking an exam.

What is good about this film is it does not sugar-coat or deny the reality. Zooey ends up in the ER; her mother finally realizes the extent of her daughter's problem.

Cliff DeYoung, a familiar face as the father, who is ineffectual. His daughter stays over one night, when he has some anonymous girlfriend over. He and Farrow are divorced; he tries to placate his daughter. After being grounded without driving or cell phone privileges, her father buys her a new cell phone she can use it in her car.

This film adequately shows the predicament parents have today; while not wanting to be the "bad guy" some parents may overcompensate and give the kid whatever he or she wants; this is no solution either.

Julia Whelan is very good as Zooey, not overplayed; just another kid wanting to fit in with friends, at first. This film shows that this is a very serious problem, with no easy solutions. 8/10.


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