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Sacrifices of the Heart (2007)

Katelyn 'Kate' Weston, a country girl who became a lawyer and joined an L.A. law firm years ago, specializes in defending minors having committed violent crimes who nobody else takes on. ... See full summary »

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Katelyn 'Kate' Weston, a country girl who became a lawyer and joined an L.A. law firm years ago, specializes in defending minors having committed violent crimes who nobody else takes on. She gradually got estranged from her family, but then her older brother Ryan asks her to return to the farm he runs with their dad Thane who has become impossibly absentminded. By the time he is formally diagnosed with serious Alzheimer, she realizes how badly she really knew her family, having ran from her past after the trauma of witnessing her mother's suicide at age seven, and tries to talk it through with Ryan and dad while he still has lucid moments. Written by KGF Vissers

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Sacrifices Will Tug at Your Heart ****
8 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent film with Melissa Gilbert giving a wonderful performance as a young girl, a successful lawyer, who returns to her father's farm, when her brother informs her that there is something wrong with her father.

When she returns, she is confronted with her past-finding her mother dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. The film nicely attempts to deal with the adverse affects of depression.

I was surprised that the brother was startled to hear the diagnosis of the father's problem as Alzheimer's since the movie did a very good job of showing the usual symptoms associated with the illness.

The Gilbert character is called away from a case where a young girl abandoned her baby. Gilbert immediately suspects incest upon the stepfather with the girl, but the latter refuses to open up. Tragic consequences follow this part of the story.

Ken Howard gives an excellent supporting performance as the stricken father, but the entire cast is excellent, especially Gilbert's brother, the girl who was raped, as well as her mother.

An excellent film dealing with human relations and the power of forgiveness.


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