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Ambulance Girl (2005)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  12 September 2005 (USA)
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The story revolves around former food writer, Jane Stern, and how she conquered clinical depression after becoming a paramedic.

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Jane Stern
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Michael Stern
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Pete
Sean McCann ...
EMT Boss
Wayne Best ...
Ed
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Audrey
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Chief Vince Melmac
Nathalie Toriel ...
Dot
Jennifer Overton ...
Hailey
Rhonda McLean ...
Sarah
Marcia Kash ...
Myra Schlesinger
Michael Bach ...
Nicky Rivers
Steve Boyle ...
Spencer the Physio
Dawn McKelvie Cyr ...
Clerk (as Dawn Cyr)
Mary-Colin Chisholm ...
Sharon
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The food writers Jane and Michael Stern have been married for thirty-three years, they love each other, but Jane is feeling insecure, depressed and with phobia, while Michael has been sober for three years. Jane decides to change her life getting her fears out of her head, and is encouraged by Michael to join the training of E.M.T. in the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department. Nobody believes in the clumsy Jane, but she concludes the training period and applies to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and gets her certificate. She begins to work to Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, affecting her personal life and the long relationship with Michael. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Jane Stern, whose autobiographical book was the basis for this movie, was born "Jane Grossman" before marrying fellow food writer Michael Stern and changing her last name to "Stern." Robin Thomas, who plays Michael Stern in this movie, was born "Robin Thomas Grossman" before dropping the "Grossman" for professional reasons. See more »

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Fear Is an Illusion
23 January 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The food writers Jane (Kathy Bates) and Michael Stern (Robin Thomas) have been married for thirty-three years, they love each other, but Jane is feeling insecure, depressed and with phobia, while Michael has been sober for three years. Jane decides to change her life getting her fears out of her head, and is encouraged by Michael to join the training of E.M.T. in the Grafton Volunteer Fire Department. Nobody believes in the clumsy Jane, but she concludes the training period and applies to the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and gets her certificate. She begins to work to Grafton Volunteer Fire Department, affecting her personal life and the long relationship with Michael.

"Ambulance Girl" is a nice movie with a great message and a fantastic performance of Kathy Bates. The story is well-balanced between comedy and drama, showing that we should resolve our innermost problems because "Fear is like a hologram. It seems real, filled with substance. And then, when you go beyond it, you realize it is just an illusion." My vote is seven.

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