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Gracie's Choice (2004)

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

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(based in part on "Reader's Digest" article) (as Rena Dictor LeBlanc), (teleplay)
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Louela Lawson
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Tommy (as Shedrack Anderson)
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Judge
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Rose Carlton
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Ryan Walker
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Jonny Blicker (as David McLean)
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Robbie Locascio
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Ray
Sandra Caldwell ...
Mrs. Thurston
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Bob Bessey
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Paul Gottfredson
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Mr. Hines
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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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Her mother tore their family apart. Now Gracie will do anything to keep them together. See more »

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12 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Gracie választása  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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In the scene at the house where the family meets after the grandmother's funeral, Gracie pulls a cigarette out of Rose's hand as they watch their mother play with their brothers. In the following scene showing the mother playing with the brothers, Rose has the cigarette back in her hand. The scene flashes back to Rose and Gracie, where Rose is now holding Gracie's hand with the hand she was holding the cigarette. See more »

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Gracie Thompson: C'mon boys, the judge only gave us five minutes to come up with a last name.
Ryan Walker: Hey, how about,
[sounding it out]
Ryan Walker: W-Wea-ther-ly? Because we've been through bad weather.
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Featured in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

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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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