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Hunger Point (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  13 January 2003 (USA)
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A family is pushed to its limits when one of the daughters' lives is blighted by an eating disorder.


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Credited cast:
Frannie Hunter
Shelly Hunter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Distinguished Man
Emmy Alcorn ...
Ms. Thomas
Nikki Barnett ...
Linda Busby ...
Stan Carew ...
Assistant to Abby
Andrew Fowler ...
College Boy
Jim Fowler ...
Dr. Brian Thompson
John Fulton ...
Johnny Brendan
David Hunter


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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Not what I expected....and that's not a compliment!
29 January 2003 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

When I saw the previews for this movie I was intrigued. I was expecting a movie about a young woman who was battling anorexia that delved into how it all began and followed her along her struggle. However the "background information" that would set up the childhood of this suffering character is quickly plowed through and immediately she is checking into a hospital.

There are a few heart breaking scenes that, despite some cheesy and ill-delivered lines, are haunting. When Frannie and Mother first visit Shelly, her utter anger is portrayed extremely well. This is someone who controls her eating because she feels her life is in a tailspin and everything else is out of her control. The other scenes is the two sisters in the restaurant and Shelly asks Frannie to order the sandwich and put on "more dressing" and is practically salivating.

Then 'Hunger Point' meets a fork in the road of the plot and goes in another direction. Shelly becomes an underlying theme or can even be considered a catalyst, for the rest of the film.

If you watch this movie expecting it to be centered around Shelly, it ends up being about Frannie. But if it reruns, I'll tune in. You must at least once!

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