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More Than Meets the Eye: The Joan Brock Story (2003)

Joan devoted her life to her daughter Joy, to her husband Joe, a gym teacher and her colleague, and especially to her job, teaching at a blind school. The she gets a macula-degeneration, ... See full summary »

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Joan Brock
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Jim Brock
Rod Wilson ...
Joe Beringer
Jennifer Pisana ...
Joy
Jennifer Wigmore ...
Marsha
Janet Amos
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Bob
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Cory
Jordan Smith ...
Jamal
Erik J. Berg ...
Zack (as Erik Berg)
Daniel Boiteau ...
Robbie
Skye J.O. Kneller ...
Connie (as Skye Kneller)
Robert Bockstael ...
Dr. Corbett
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Joan devoted her life to her daughter Joy, to her husband Joe, a gym teacher and her colleague, and especially to her job, teaching at a blind school. The she gets a macula-degeneration, which normally occurs slowly with seniors but is mysteriously accelerated, making her colorblind almost overnight and completely blind as a bat in days. After a very slow and difficult transition, she returns to work, where being blind like the kids has its merits too. Then medical misery strikes Joe even harder: the jock gets a tumor, the operation costs his right eye, but he stays generally sick, and doesn't survive. Once again she picks up the pieces of her life, and his time gets a new partner from her past, high school friend Jim Brock, who is now a reputed butterfly-expert... Written by KGF Vissers

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16 June 2003 (USA)  »

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A sötétségen túl  »

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An inspiring performance, too
19 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An inspiring story, for sure. However, the story would have been lost if not for a great performance by Carey Lowell. In a script which could have easily fallen into the maudlin, Ms. Lowell portrays the lead with a grace and subtlety rarely seen on TV today, let alone Lifetime (where most movies deal with either rape, abortion, or homosexuality). Carey Lowell is a superb actress. Her roles have been varied and challenging -- LICENSE TO KILL, THE GUARDIAN, LAW AND ORDER, FIERCE CREATURES. Her performance here is nothing less then inspiring in itself. -jk


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