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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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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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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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Rowena Lawson: You are going to hell!
Gracie Thompson: I was born in hell!
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Very touching an compelling movie
6 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Every now an again Lifetime has a movie which is not just a "tearjerker" or "chickflick" but a good story. "Gracie's Choice" was a very well written, acted and as a result a very compelling film. It was very moving and the viewer cannot help but wonder what will become of this family. Being a film on Lifetime will probably keep this film from finding all the audience who would appreciate it. But anyone interested should look for this movie on DVD because it was quite good. Kristen Bell,the actress who portrayed Gracie was excellent and will surely have a successful career. Keep your eyes out for her, her TV show Veronica Mars is quite good. Anne Heche was excellent as the drug-addicted mother. The viewer really begins to care about this family and hopes that they will stay together. Of course being a true story, "Gracie's Choice" is meant to inspire, and it does.


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