A family is pushed to its limits when one of the daughters' lives is blighted by an eating disorder.

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Frannie Hunter
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Shelly Hunter
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David Hunter
Jodi Pape ...
Chubby
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Abby
Alec McClure ...
Charlie
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Gordon Jocelyn ...
Rudy
Jim Fowler ...
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Nikki Barnett ...
Bernadette (as Nikki Barnette)
Jennifer Ross ...
Pia
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Sarah (as Mary Colin Chisholm)
Laura Horner ...
Keisha
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The Hunter family is dominated by endless, extreme dieting, due to mother's frustration over a fat-making upbringing by her parents. One daughter rebels to have a life as a nurse, but feels guilty. Then her perfect-considered sister, a workaholic law student, has to be interned for an eating disorder. After mother resists therapy, demanding her release home, a fatal incident occurs and the parents' marriage is wrecked. The surviving sister is consumed by guilty feelings, like the mother, and breaks up her relationship with a young doctor at the clinic, yet lets her grandfather set up dates with his buddy's grandson Charlie, a lawyer. Written by KGF Vissers

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It's hard to feel normal when you are trying to be perfect.

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Le choix d'une vie  »

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the movie was not bizarre but honest about a real problem
8 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The comment about the movie being bizarre was probably made out of ignorance and lack of experience. This movie was very real about a very real problem. It portrayed an illness in need of treatment. Anorexia and bulimia are not just decisions and will power but life threatening illnesses. They affect the whole family and must be taken seriously. They also must be treated by professionals.. it is not an issue that can be treated at home as the movie portrays well. It is not a fun movie or lighthearted so someone who wants to be cheered up or see a light hearted romance would not enjoy it. If someone wants to see something that brings out the problem and gives information it would be good to watch. It may help someone on the verge of an eating disorder but won't touch those who are deeply into it. They need far more than a movie to get help.


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