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Dawn Anna (2005)

The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.

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(as Less R. Howard)

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(as Albert T. Lemme), | 1 more credit »
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Dawn Anna Townsend
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Bink
Sam Howard ...
Josh Townsend
Stephen Warner ...
Matt Townsend
Krista Rae ...
Kristin Townsend
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Lauren 'Lulu' Dawn Townsend - age 12
Robert Theberge ...
Shane
Quinn Singer ...
Lauren 'Lulu' DawnTownsend
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Mary
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Dr. Emerson
Gillian Carfra ...
Crisis worker
Yuri Yeremin ...
Himself
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Health teacher
Christine Hamilton ...
Tall girl
Scott Arnold ...
Dr. Albert Bender
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The true story of a single mom who overcomes many of life's obstacles.

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10 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Dawn Anna Townsend: Everything that's loud is hollow inside. A drum, a horn. You're not hollow, I know it. So come on, make me look bad. Give me a tough one.
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Excellent movie but still some questions prevail
21 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was shown on Lifetime, and is well worth it; the family is very realistic, the story is, as we know, tragic, but the message is hopeful as it is seen from Dawn Anna's perspective. Debra Winger is excellent, and understated, as well as the ensemble cast.

We learn of Dawn Anna's medical illness, and struggle to support her children as a single mom. There is, however no trite and superficial dialog; (think Desperate Housewives melodrama). This is normally hard to find on Lifetime, which primarily portrays women as victims,and one-dimensional characters.

The story is well acted, and portrays the family very well, but the ending is somewhat of a surprise, and we do not see any foreshadowing of problems at the high school.

I would have liked more depth, (i.e. The cable movie "Bang, bang! You're Dead") since this topic is so important, and relevant to problems in American society, the audience is entitled to some theory or detail from the writer, as to events which led up to the Columbine killings.

This is a very human story, and it was helpful to portray the life of Dawn Anna's family; but I think there is also a bigger picture which we need to know about, and this could have been written into the story without concentrating solely on the perpetrators, or victims.


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