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Writers (WGA):
Rena Dictor Le Blanc (based in part on "Reader's Digest" article)
Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
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Release Date:
12 January 2004 (USA) See more »
A grandmother in denial. A mother on a downward spiral. Now, it's up to 16-year-old Gracie to keep the children together. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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Some people shouldn't be parenting ... See more (25 total) »


  (in credits order)

Kristen Bell ... Gracie Thompson

Diane Ladd ... Louela Lawson

Shedrack Anderson III ... Tommy (as Shedrack Anderson)

Anne Heche ... Rowena Lawson

Roberta Maxwell ... Judge

Kristin Fairlie ... Rose Carlton
Brian Akins ... Ryan Walker

David Gibson McLean ... Jonny Blicker (as David McLean)
Jack Armstrong ... Robbie Locascio

Robert Seeliger ... Ray

Sandra Caldwell ... Mrs. Thurston
Diego Matamoros ... Bob Bessey
Jackie Torrens ... Sandy Jacobs
Roger Dunn ... Paul Gottfredson

Cecil Wright ... Mr. Hines

Jeremy Akerman ... Judge Ira Donner
Michael Pellerin ... Public Defender
Shaun Clark ... Police Officer
Mark A. Owen ... Officer #1 (as Mark Owen)
Desiree Adams ... Karina (as Desirée Dawn Adams)
Gordon White ... Ricky

Kyra Harper ... Cat-woman
Wayne Best ... English Teacher
Maria Syrgiannis ... Deena
Jim Codrington ... Stan
Hollis McLaren ... Margaret
Gerry Quigley ... Motel Manager

Guy Germain ... Jock #1
Linda Busby ... Waitress
Mark Graham ... Minister

Andrew Airlie ... Arlo Rasmussen

Stephen Coats ... Principal

Gary Levert ... Interviewing Cop
Christina Collins ... Mrs. Dotson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashley Briggs ... High School Student
Tony Daniels ... Various (voice) (uncredited)

John Paul Tremblay ... Roland (uncredited)
Amanda Twohig ... School Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Werner 
Writing credits
Rena Dictor Le Blanc (based in part on "Reader's Digest" article) (as Rena Dictor LeBlanc)

Joyce Eliason (teleplay)

Produced by
Ted Babcock .... co-producer
Gilles Bélanger .... line producer
Stephanie Germain .... executive producer
Rena Dictor Le Blanc .... co-producer (as Rena Dictor LeBlanc)
Mike Robe .... executive producer
Marcia Rockwood .... co-producer
Peter Sadowski .... co-producer
Robert M. Sertner .... executive producer
Randy Sutter .... producer
Frank von Zerneck .... executive producer
Peter Werner .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Richard Marvin 
Cinematography by
Neil Roach (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Martin Nicholson 
Production Design by
Peter Cosco 
Set Decoration by
Robert Grani  (as Bob Grani)
Costume Design by
Jeanie Kimber 
Makeup Department
Paulette Cable .... co-key hair stylist
Carolyn Conrad .... assistant hair stylist
Gloria Digdon .... co-key hair stylist
Cathy O'Connell .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Karla Morash .... production manager
Karen Mayeda Vranek .... post-production supervisor (as Karen Mayeda-Vranek)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard O'Brien-Moran .... first assistant director (as Richard O'Brien Moran)
Kevin Thomson .... second assistant director
John Shurko .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Teresita Doucet .... property master
Richard Fraser .... construction coordinator
Tony Owen .... key scenic
Darren Howse .... second assistant art director (uncredited)
Mary Louise McCloskey .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Judy-Ann Obersi .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Jason Shurko .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Shawn Snip .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer
Allen Hurd .... re-recording recordist
Doug Johnston .... sound mixer
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Webber .... sound supervisor (as Rob Weber)
Burton Weinstein .... sound supervisor (as Burt Weinstein)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Don Ellis .... boom operator (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Gary Coates .... special effects coordinator
Randy Boliver .... stunt coordinator
Colleen Pace .... stunt actress
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert J. Petrie .... gaffer (as Bob Petrie)
Ross Sangster .... key grip
Forbes MacDonald .... camera operator (uncredited)
Raphael MacKenzie .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Michael P. Mason .... daily grip (uncredited)
Eddy McInnis .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Brooke Palmer .... still photographer (uncredited)
James Thibodeau .... best boy (uncredited)
Rob Turner .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susan Glicksman .... casting: Los Angeles
Sheila Lane .... casting: Halifax
Coral Legault .... casting: Toronto
Alex Wald .... casting: Los Angeles
Clare Walker .... casting: Toronto
Elisha Gruer .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Barrett .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Victoria Rockwell .... costume extras coordinator (uncredited)
Lawrence Willett .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tricia Fass .... assistant editor (as Tricia Holly Fass)
Music Department
Terri Fricon .... music supervisor
Tom Villano .... music editor
Transportation Department
Emmanuel 'Manny' Taylor .... transportation coordinator (as Emmanuel Taylor)
Tom Carew .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Other crew
William Flower .... animal wrangler
Joanne Hagen .... script supervisor
Shauna Hatt .... production coordinator
David Hyslop .... location manager
Sheila Woodley .... production accountant
Heather Macdonald .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Nancy Mouton .... assistant to executive producers Robert M. Sertner and Frank von Zerneck (uncredited )
Mike Snider .... production assistant (uncredited)
Joanne Wells .... coordinator (uncredited)

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USA:90 min
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Continuity: 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 »
Gracie Thompson:[signals with hands] 143See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Some people shouldn't be parenting ..., 3 September 2005
Author: StevenPlaymountain from Belgium

It's not because you claim you love your children, you actually love them. This is the premise for Gracie's Choice. How the person that gave birth to you betrays you, makes your life miserable, this is what this movie is about, and how to overcome all that. This movie is based on facts. Meet Gracie, a 17 year old girl (played by the adorable Kristen Bell) who sacrifices her own life to make sure her brothers are safe and sound. Her drug addict mother (played by the wonderful Anne Heche) changes boyfriends like underwear, and makes her children put up with it by dishing them fairy tale stories about horses and tasty meals. All and all, the mother is just a ghostly projection, a tantalizing dream, an empty promise. She doesn't love her kids, although she doesn't realize this herself.But the movie reveals this in a dramatic way. The mother yells Gracie can go to hell. Gracie responds fittingly: "I was born in hell." Gracie's hell is her mum messing things up, her redemption is her will to take care of her family, despite her own ambitions. In a way Gracie is too good for this world. She sacrifices herself for her little (half)brothers. The casting of Kristen Bell for the role of role model Gracie Thompson was an excellent choice.

The first time I saw Kristen Bell was in the Emmy winning TV-show The Shield. In this movie, Bells character ís The Shield.

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