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Simple Things (2007)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 2 February 2007 (USA)
In order to secure the position of Head of Pediatrics at a top Chicago hospital, a young, highly accomplished, pediatrician agrees to spend a summer setting up a clinic in a small town in ... See full summary »

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Dr. Evan Gibbs
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Terry Hudson
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Nate Gibbs
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Darryl
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Sally
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Stan Slyder
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Maggie Perkins
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Christina 'Chris' Hudson
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Julie Hargraves
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Freddy Jenkins (as Zachary Gardner)
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Lucy Taylor (as Leah Parker)
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Rick Burns
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Edgar Wiley
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Tommy Burns (as Tyler Wiesner)
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Susie Jenkins
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In order to secure the position of Head of Pediatrics at a top Chicago hospital, a young, highly accomplished, pediatrician agrees to spend a summer setting up a clinic in a small town in the North Carolina mountains. Clashing against the ways of the small community he is forced to deal with the recent loss of his wife while reconnecting with his 9 year old son, and learning a different pace of life. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic material and some language

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"Country Remedy" or "Simple Things" is Simply Beautiful
6 July 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A rare and beautiful film about country life shot with simplicity and warmth, without contrivance or sentimentalism. Unlike many shows and films with the theme of big city meets small town, this film did not attempt to idealize small town or country living, instead showing how the magic, healing and community found in any place is due to an inner transformation and change in perspective. The magic of ordinary life in the country and the process of healing from grief and recovery from loss is captured so well here due to the quiet brilliance of the principal actor, Cameron Bancroft. Exquisite and subtle acting performance from Bancroft as Dr. Evan Gibbs and the actor who played his son, Nate, Aiden Mitchell. All of the cast was authentic, and the movie was deeply emotionally engaging, even wrenching because of this. I grew up in a small town and in the Country and I appreciated the humor, candor and realism and subtle moments of nature and grace, unadorned yet deeply poetic and meaningful, throughout. It also left much "scope for the imagination" as Anne of Green Gables would say.


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