"Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person." Based on Anne Tyler's novel, the movie centers on Rebecca Davitch, a 53-year-old single ... See full summary »

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Rebecca Holmes Davitch
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Tina
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Dr. Will Allenby
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Zeb
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Minerva "Min" Foo
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Nono
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Biddy
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Patch
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J.J. Barrow
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Mrs. Holmes
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Hakim
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Barry
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"Once upon a time, there was a woman who discovered that she had turned into the wrong person." Based on Anne Tyler's novel, the movie centers on Rebecca Davitch, a 53-year-old single mother and grandmother, and the cast of her colorful family around her. Written by Hallmark

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Back When We Were Grownups (#54.1)  »

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Blythe Danner portrays Rebecca, and her niece, Hillary Danner, portrays Young Rebecca. See more »

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Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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Excellent cast, faithful to material
22 November 2004 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I read -Back When We Were Grownups- some years ago and I'm a big fan of Ann Tyler's novels. This broadcast was remarkably faithful to the book, and the casting, particularly in the principal roles, was truly inspired. This is what good acting is all about. Especially great to see the wonderful Blythe Danner. Peter Riegert as always brought warmth and subtlety to the role of the brother-in-law. I loved Jack Palance as Poppy, although he's so youthful it was necessary to suspend belief in his portrayal of a 100 year old man! Great set design, too, and subtle retro styling for the memory scenes. I always look forward to the Hallmark Hall of Fame specials for quality drama, great commercials, and beautiful Wagner-like theme music.


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