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Gracie's Choice (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  12 January 2004 (USA)
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A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and 1 half-sister on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail.

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Louela Lawson
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Tommy (as Shedrack Anderson)
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Rowena Lawson
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Judge
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Rose Carlton
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Robbie Locascio
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Mrs. Thurston
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Bob Bessey
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Sandy Jacobs
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Paul Gottfredson
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Storyline

Anne Heche plays an abusive mother to Gracie, played by Kristen Bell. Gracie has always taken care of her three younger brothers and one sister. When her mother's drug and alcohol use goes too far, Gracie decides to take on the official role of mother to her brothers. Written by roxie blues

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A story of love

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12 January 2004 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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When Gracie is at work filling out an application for a scholarship her hair is in a brown headband. When she is running up to the hospital after getting the phone call her hair is back in clips, one on each side. When she walks into the hospital room her hair is back in the headband again. This could be because they originally had her grandmother go to the hospital earlier in the story and they used the same running clip. Earlier in the story her hair was in the two clips. See more »

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English Teacher: [Gracie is reading from Romeo and Juliet and it having hard time pronouncing] Stop! Where's your emotion? Haven't you ever heard of Romeo and Juliet?
Gracie Thompson: [trying not to sound naive] I know what a Romeo is.
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A wonderful movie!
23 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm not usually one for daytime movies or the type to watch the Hallmark Channel (in the UK) but while channel hopping, I saw a trailer for this movie. What captured me was the fact that it was based on a true story, particularly based on a Readers Digest article (which I would love to read).

I made a point to watch this movie and I'm very glad that I did! From the very beginning as a viewer I could see a glimpse of the type of life-style that the family led. I instantly empathised (if that's the correct word) with the lead character of Gracie, played extremely well by Kirsten Bell! I don't want to give too much away, but this is a truly remarkable, heroic and self-sacrificing movie about a young girl who bares the weight of her family out of pure love. I am amazed how such a gem of a movie was made specifically for TV.

Wonderful! 10*


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