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Mom at Sixteen (2005)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 21 March 2005
Pregnant sixteen year old Jacey's well-meaning mother forces her to keep the birth a secret and decides to raise the baby as her own.

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Donna Cooper
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Macy
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Brad
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Bob
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Terry Jeffries
Hollis McLaren ...
Marlene
Rejean Cournoyer ...
Mr. Deevers (as Rejean J. Cournoyer)
Dawn McKelvie Cyr ...
Gretchen (as Dawn Cyr)
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Linda
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Dr. Hughes
Sabrina Jalees ...
Sarah
Deborah Allen ...
Pauline
Anastasia Hill ...
Trea
Leah Fassett ...
Gena
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Mom at Sixteen is about pregnant 16-year-old Jacey, whose well-meaning mother, after finding out she is pregnant, forces her to keep the birth a secret and both decided to give him on adoption when he is born. But the day the social services worker arrives to take him to his adoptive parents Jacey decides to keep him and she agrees that her mom will raise the baby as her own. A guidance counselor discovers Jacey's secret and tries to get her to enroll in a program for pregnant and parenting teens. Written by Anonymous

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It's about the choices you make next.

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In order to keep the film as realistic and current and possible, most of the discussions in the health class discussion scenes was improvised by the actors. Jane Krakowski would simply name a topic and the young actors would answer honestly. See more »

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Macy: And now you're the screwed up and I'm the good kid. I'm the one who they can point to and say "This is our good child. She only gets B's and C's, but she's the one who didn't get pregnant".
Jacey Jeffries: Shut up!
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Surprisingly good!
25 October 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

You see so many telemovies on the same subject and most of them follow the same script lines. Mom At 16 started, and I had no intention of watching, leaving it on for background noise. But a few minutes in, and I was glued to the screen. The acting was convincing and the dialogue natural. The storyline didn't follow the usual pattern, and the casting was well chosen. Mercedes Ruehl (Jacey's mum) has had several roles like this, and I thought at first that I'd find that off-putting. But she played it so convincingly and I felt her love for her daughter and her fierce determination to protect her family. I loved seeing Jane Krakowski in something after Ally McBeal, showing her definite talents as a dramatic actress. Overall, this telemovie had me so involved I felt Jacey's emotions with her, and at the end I couldn't even read the credits through my tears. Well acted, well scripted and well made. Surprisingly good for a midday movie and one that I'd happily (in tears!) watch again.


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