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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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Rachel Simon
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Jesse
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Rick
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Valerie
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Sam
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Bobby
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Estella
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Olivia
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Henry
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Morris
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Pradlip
Diane Bald ...
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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 »

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Beth Simon: Toilet seat assistance in row number one, thank you!
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O'Donnell Redefines the term "bad actress"
3 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was basically your standard Lifetime network kind of drama, with one, horrid exception: Rosie O'Donnell. I hear she produced this movie, which I suppose is the best explanation for why no one on the production acted to remove her for another more qualfied actress.

Evidently Rosie subscribes to the "worst stereotypes of mentally handicapped persons" school of acting. She balls up her fists and hold them close to my chest, like some gigantic flightless bird. She juts her lower chin out, her face frozen with about as much depth of feeling as an extra in a George Romero "Living Dead" movie...and her voice. It is not an exaggeration to say, if it were used against Iraqi prisoners, it would be at the top of the Human Rights violations list. This combination croak / screech - Gilford Godfrey, part Pee-Wee Herman, and part "Which Way Did He Go, George?" - is in fact a talent; neither my wife nor I could actually reproduce this noise she was making. Mentally challenged folk do not look like this, do not talk like this. Her performance insults them.

She is an insult to acting. Watching 10 seconds of her insulted my intelligence as well as assaulted my senses. The actors who worked with her should have their therapy bills covered by the studio.


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