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The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  12 April 2008 (USA)
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A father separates his son from his twin sister at birth to prevent him and the mother from knowing she was born with Down syndrome. Based on the novel by Kim Edwards.

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Dr. David Henry
Hugh Thompson ...
Al
Krystal Hope Nausbaum ...
Phoebe
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Norah Henry
Emma Colbert ...
Phoebe 6 years
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Paul 13 years
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Paul 18-22 years
Owen Pattison ...
Paul 6 years
Gay Hauser ...
Department Store Clerk
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Kay
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On a snowy winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry rushes his pregnant wife Norah to the hospital, where, with help from her husband and nurse Caroline Gill, she delivers their son Paul. However, Dr. Henry discovers that his wife was carrying twins, and helps her deliver the second child, a baby girl named Phoebe. Shortly after Phoebe's birth, he finds that she has Down Syndrome, and hands her over to Nurse Caroline, explaining that the death of his ill sister nearly destroyed their mother and he doesn't want Norah to go through that. Instead, he instructs Caroline to take Phoebe to a nearby institution for the mentally ill, figuring the child won't live much longer, and tells Norah that Phoebe was a stillborn. However, after visiting the institution and seeing the state of the other patients, Caroline takes the baby home with her, stopping along the way to buy formula and diapers. With help from a truck driver named Al, Caroline begins to raise the baby as her own, while Dr. Henry ... Written by scorpionqueenofhearts

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Every time David is taking a picture and we see the shot as he takes it, the "microprism" proves to be just an overlay and doesn't break up the image when out of focus. See more »

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Nora Henry: [burning the pictures from the darkroom and referring to David] Bastard! That bastard!
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13 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Does anyone know the name of the song that Paul is playing on the guitar when the family is vacationing at the beach???

I really enjoyed the book, but I wasn't entirely thrilled with the way the movie turned out. The book kept me turning the pages... I really thought that the movie didn't portray the struggle that Caroline went through with Phoebe growing up and her passion for her as a mother.

It really only touched on many of the aspects of the book and in my opinion the movie was sort of a quick synopsis of the book. The acting was OK... not Oscar-worthy or anything, just OK.

It was, however, entertaining, but I'm glad I read the book first!


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