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Ambulance Girl (2005)

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
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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
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Spencer the Physio
Dawn McKelvie Cyr ...
Clerk (as Dawn Cyr)
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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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A Bordo de uma Ambulância  »

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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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Featured in The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2006) See more »

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Kathy Bates Any Time, Any Thing!
24 September 2005 | by (West Virginia, United States) – See all my reviews

I have always felt that when Kathy Bates appears on screen, the whole medium lights up. She has the Midas touch in films. "Ambulance Girl" may not be the most serious subject matter in the world, it tries to cross genres and be both serious and funny, but it works and I went with the funny. Kathy has a scene where she's trying on Ebay-purchased EMT gear, wreathed in delight, and dancing to James Brown music, I think it was. HILARIOUS! She must be quite a person to know up close and personal. I liked the fact that, for once, weight was not an issue. How refreshing, how free! Kathy looks adorable in her flannel pajamas, her robe and slippers, even in her supposedly serious bout with anxiety attacks and depression. I loved seeing her slumped on the couch, falling off absentmindedly! Also enjoyable was her self-help on the airliner when, afflicted with a numbing panic attack, she escaped her own symptoms by coming to the aid of a young diabetic passenger who had hit a low and who needed Kathy's sugar fix. I could watch Kathy Bates forever, just going through a normal day and doing what she does. It is a tribute to her magnetism that so many others feel this way, too. May her future hold many more roles, both funny and powerful. She is a great dramatic actress. Her range has never been fully explored in the cinema. Let us see what more she can do - and do magnificently! More Oscars for Kathy!


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