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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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Mrs. Thurston
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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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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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Goofs

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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Rowena Lawson: You are going to hell!
Gracie Thompson: I was born in hell!
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Featured in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

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Excellent, but puzzling at times
27 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie actually kept my wife awake! It was an excellent story and you just have to admire Gracie for her determination. She would be someone I would like to meet. The acting was extremely good, especially Anne Heche. She should be nominated for some kind of award for her performance,scary at times. Diane Ladd, great, as always, and Kristen Bell was reasonably convincing. I was a bit puzzled about the romantic relationship that Gracie had in the story. It should have had more substance to it. At first the boyfriend was completely understanding of Gracie's plight, and in an instant he reversed his feelings. I couldn't understand the meaning of the robbery/shooting scene involving Gracie and the children either. No matter, overall a must see.


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