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Riding the Bus with My Sister (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  1 May 2005 (USA)
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A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.

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Beth Simon
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A woman spends time with her developmental disabled sister after the death of their father.

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1 May 2005 (USA)  »

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Riding the Bus with My Sister (#54.3)  »

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When Beth and Rachel are grocery shopping, there are cans of soda in the shopping cart. Cut to the next scene when Rachel puts groceries into her trunk, there were no soda cans in the cart and none were put in the trunk before Rachel shut it and got into the car. See more »

Quotes

Beth Simon: You're the hippopotamus!
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Featured in Gilmore Girls: Always a Godmother, Never a God (2005) See more »

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RIDING THE BUS WITH MY SISTER was a pleasant surprise.
2 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was expecting sappy sentimentality and was pleasantly surprised by the 'realistic' approach to the story. I understood photographer/artist Rachel's reluctance to step into a caregiver position with sister Beth that even their own mother had abandoned. Beth was not a cutesy, "help me" character. She had her life and was living it much like Rachel. I've heard the true measure of a movie is a "willing suspension of disbelief" by the viewer. When I kept hoping for someone to sit soda swilling, donut eating Beth down and explain the horrors of diabetes, I knew the story had pulled me in. I wanted to know more about the characters in RIDING THE BUS WITH MY SISTER. I am going to read the book in hope of finding out more about Beth and the people in her life.


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