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The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 25 July 2005
When an accident renders her fiancé a quadriplegic, Carrie faces mounting pressures that ultimately cause her to start a new life in New York.

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Kilroy
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Mike Mayer
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Jamie
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Rooster
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Simon Rhodes
Janet Land ...
Mrs. Bell
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Mrs. Mayer
Corey Turner ...
Stu
John Dartt ...
Mr. Mayer
Tara Doyle ...
Lane
John Beale ...
Viktor
Susie Counsel ...
Christine
David Christoffel ...
Dr. Boddicker
Douglas Robertson ...
John Jr.
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Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal, unaware that she's been questioning their very young love for a long time. After a terrible sudden accident leaves Mike a quadriplegic and his bitterness pushes Carrie into further uncertainty, she eventually does what none of the gang could imagine: she breaks things off and finally leaves him. Carrie departs for New York to pursue an undefined 'ambition', moving in with classmate Simon Rhodes. She starts a love affair with Paul Elliot 'Kilroy' Fraser. However he has his own nagging secrets, and her past needs dealing with. Written by KGF Vissers

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Typical Wifetime movie
26 July 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I didn't think the lead actress had enough depth and gravitas to carry off the part of the main character, who while eliciting some empathy is far from sympathetic- She seemed very remote and vacant. Although I can't tell how much of the fault with this character lies with the script. The Kilroy character seemed to be an overgrown, immature, poseur and I could not see how any woman would find this attractive. The character of Mike kept apologizing to Carrie but I'm not sure what for. He seemed to be quite the forgiving guy. And even if he wasn't a quadriplegic, he still came across as the most mature and sympathetic amongst this love triangle. I did not read the book and after viewing this movie I wouldn't want to. I have to disagree with another reviewer's opinion that "the cast, without exception, was one-dimensional and juvenile" and that the movie "seemed like a teenybopper soap opera". I thought with the exception of Carrie and Kilroy, the casting was fairly good. The cast of young twenty-something's did not look like your typical O.C. or One Tree Hill gang and the acting chops were certainly a cut above your typical soap opera characters. The casting was probably the only good thing about the movie. And I didn't see this as a typical teenybopper soap opera, just your typical disappointing Wifetime -movie of the week.


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